CACI Buys Ascent Vision Technologies


CACI International, Inc. (NYSE: CACI), acquired Ascent Vision Technologies, LLC (AVT), a provider of technology and solutions that support multi-domain intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), unmanned aircraft system (UAS), air defense, and counter-unmanned aircraft system (c-UAS) operations.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

AVT provides low size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) electro-optical, infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems designed for airborne, ground, and maritime platforms, delivering ISR and target acquisition capabilities for day and night operations.

This proprietary imaging technology is utilized in AVT’s X-MADIS system, an on-the-move, mobile and fixed site, c-UAS solution that detects, locates, tracks, identifies, and defeats UAS threats. X-MADIS integrates radar, AVT’s gyro-stabilized optical sensors, and non-kinetic electronic warfare capabilities to provide a comprehensive solution to combating the threat of hostile UAS and near-peer airborne threats. X-MADIS can also provide ground and surface surveillance, counter-IED, hostile fire location, and integrated kinetic capabilities. In addition, AVTs gyro-stabilized optics, c-UAS Software Suite and Graphical User Interface are key components integrated into the USMC MADIS family of systems.

The deal will combine AVT’s EO/IR and X-MADIS technologies with CACI’s signals intelligence, electronic warfare, and CORIAN capabilities to deliver continued differentiation to customers. Its open-source, system-of-systems architectures provides interoperability and speeds new capabilities to customers in the defense and security markets. AVT adds to CACI’s U.S. Army and Navy presence with the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps, as well as international customers.



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