DRS acquires Soneticom to boost ISR, electronic warfare, and COMINT capabilities

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 20 Sept. 2009. Military reconnaissance expert DRS Technologies Inc. in Parsippany, N.J., has acquired Soneticom Inc. in Melbourne, Fla., to enhance DRS's expertise in electronic warfare, communications intelligence (COMINT) and intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, company officials say.

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 20 Sept. 2009.Military reconnaissance expert DRS Technologies Inc. in Parsippany, N.J., has acquired Soneticom Inc. in Melbourne, Fla., to enhance DRS's expertise in electronic warfare, communications intelligence (COMINT) and intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, company officials say.

DRS has completed its acquisition of Soneticom, which provides precision geolocation systems, wireless communications protocols, and digital signal processing. DRS announced its intention to acquire Soneticom in May.

Soneticom remains based in Melbourne, Fla., and joins the DRS Defense Solutions Group, a provider of ISR, training, unmanned systems, sonar systems, and nuclear control.

Geolocation refers to identifying the geographic location of an Internet-connected computer, mobile device, Website visitor by automatically looking up an IP address and retrieving the registrant's physical address.

"Adding Soneticom's products and services to our intelligence systems business is a significant benefit for our customers involved in communications intelligence and electronic warfare," says Richard Danforth, president of the DRS Defense Solutions Group.

"Being part of DRS will give Soneticom the ability to access markets while offering our existing government and commercial customers additional products, services and solutions necessary to ensure communication through all stages of their mission," adds Tim Reynolds, Soneticom president and chief executive officer.

for more information contact DRS Technologies online at www.drs.com.

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