Military Embedded Systems

Unmanned vehicle control software firm acquired by Lockheed Martin


January 02, 2013

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

BETHESDA, MD. Lockheed Martin acquired the assets of CDL Systems Ltd., a firm that develops software for vehicle control stations for unmanned systems. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed by the companies.

CDL Systems has an open, standards-based, and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software product that is integrated into various unmanned vehicle platforms. The company was founded in 1992 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with offices located in Calgary and Huntsville, Ala.

“This transaction provides us a common software solution with significant in-theater experience that furthers our ability to meet our customers’ growing need for mission critical unmanned vehicle capabilities,” says Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO Bob Stevens. “CDL Systems will be an important addition to our Mission Systems and Training (MST) business, where it will be integrated with the recent acquisitions of Chandler/May, Inc. and Procerus Technologies, L.C.”

As previously announced, Lockheed Martin will officials reorganize the company's Electronic Systems business area into two new business areas, creating the MST and Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) business areas and was effective Dec. 31, 2012. The MST business area will have 19,000 employees and will be headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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