FALLS CHURCH, Va., 3 Jan. 2012. General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has acquired Applied Physical Sciences Corp., a provider of applied research and development services based in Groton, Conn., in a cash transaction for an undisclosed price. Applied Physical Sciences will complement the engineering programs of General Dynamics Electric Boat, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
Applied Physical Sciences offers research, development, engineering and prototyping services to government and commercial customers. The company specializes in the areas of acoustics, signal processing, marine hydrodynamics and electromagnetics. Applied Physical Sciences also experience in the fields of directional underwater transducers, maritime and ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) sensing and communication systems, and special purpose underwater devices for government laboratories, universities and industry. The company has 95 employees.
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The acquisition will enhance Electric Boat’s ability to respond to emerging submarine requirements using the engineering knowledge and rapid-prototyping capabilities of Applied Physical Sciences.
Applied Physical Sciences’ headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Groton. It also has offices in Lexington, Mass.; Arlington and Suffolk, Va.; and San Diego.
General Dynamics Electric Boat designs, constructs and provides life cycle support for U.S. Navy nuclear submarines.