Sigma Defense closes second JADC2-focused acquisition / Blackred

The Sagewind-backed technology integrator has prioritized the military's overarching soldier-and-network connectivity vision in the strategy.

Sigma Defense has acquired a provider of IT engineering and systems integration services as part of a push to gain a greater footing in the U.S. military's signature connectivity vision known as JADC2.

By purchasing Juno Technologies, Sigma is looking to grow its capability for delivering data fusion and analytics functions further out to the edge of networks. Terms of the transaction announced Tuesday were not disclosed.

JADC2 refers to Joint All-Domain Command-and-Control, the Defense Department's initiative for connecting every deployed soldier and system into a more consolidated network.

Sigma is owned by the private equity firm Sagewind Capital, which first entered this investment in early 2021 and supported the acquisition of Solute one year later that also featured JADC2 as a theme.

Like Juno, Solute also provides systems modernization and software-centric solutions to the military. Both companies also tout the DevSecOps secure software development practice as a core competency.

Sigma sees the addition of Juno as further building up software development, systems integration, engineering, and fleet support offerings for existing customers and also aiding in expansion to new clients across DOD.

Juno is headquartered in San Diego with the Navy as among the major customers it has worked with, a list that includes Naval Air Warfare Command and Military Sealift Command.

The company also works with industry partners in support of the Navy's shipboard network upgrade initiative known as CANES, as well as that service branch's Project Overmatch that is part of JADC2.