BlueHalo, a provider of advanced engineering services and technology to the national security community and portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, has acquired Citadel Defense Company.

Citadel develops advanced counter unmanned aerial systems technology (cUAS) utilized by the Department of Defense, intelligence community, civilian, commercial and international markets. Citadel’s proprietary technology and algorithms are used to locate drone threats, track flight paths and autonomously neutralize threats.

BlueHalo is an expanding national security platform whose capabilities partnered with Citadel’s portfolio of proprietary technology will enable the company to deliver multi-modal, unified counter unmanned aerial systems services that support the warfighter and protect critical infrastructure.

“Citadel has established itself as a leader in the cUAS market and continues to innovate at a pace necessary to stay ahead of the rapidly evolving threat environment,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, CEO of BlueHalo. “We are incredibly excited to partner with the Citadel team as we continue to expand our cUAS capabilities and deliver transformative, market leading solutions to our customers,”

“The Citadel team is passionate about developing cutting-edge technology to address novel security threats, making this acquisition an excellent fit from a cultural perspective,” added Henry Albers, a vice president at Arlington Capital Partners