ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ: MANT) has acquired Gryphon Technologies, a systems engineering firm, from AE Industrial Partners.

Gryphon provides a variety of digital and systems engineering capabilities of Department of Defense agencies. The purchase adds over 1,500 skilled employees to ManTech, expanding its capabilities and engineering options.

“This acquisition maps directly to our Defense Sector expansion strategy of leveraging transformational innovation to advance missions, modernize operations and safeguard military systems and personnel across the DoD landscape,” said Kevin M. Phillips, Chairman, CEO and president of ManTech.

“We are very excited to become a part of ManTech, a recognized leader in supporting national and homeland security,” added PJ Braden, Gryphon CEO and founder.