Strategic sale of Numerica space division repositions company focus to air & missile defense

After several years of innovation and growth, we are excited to share that our space division has been acquired by Slingshot Aerospace, a company focused on building space simulation and analytics products for Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Coordination. This divestiture will allow us to focus on innovations in air and missile defense with even greater investment in our short-range air defense product line – including the Spyglass™ short-range surveillance radar and MIMIR™ C2 software.

Our space division has provided high-quality data and state-of-the-art software solutions that inform operator action to help protect satellites from on-orbit hazards and threats and developed the world’s first commercial daytime optical LEO-to-GEO satellite tracking capability.

The acquisition includes our autonomous global network of proprietary sensors and software comprising more than 150 sensors, including 30 telescopes across 20 locations around the globe, space division team members, and our office in Colorado Springs, Colo.

We are proud to have developed such an effective global network of proprietary ground-based sensors and software for deep space surveillance and look forward to seeing its continued evolution with an established industry leader like Slingshot Aerospace,” President Jeff Poore said. “This acquisition will help accelerate advancements in spaceflight safety and sustainability during a time of great need, but it will also allow Numerica to strategically focus resources on our growing air and missile defense business.”

As we begin this transition, our focus will turn solely to our air and missile defense teams. These groups are dedicated to developing and deploying high-performance command and control systems for applications from theater integrated air and missile defense to tactical counter-UAS.

Last year we launched Spyglass radar, a purpose-built multi-mission KU-band radar that addresses short-range air defense (SHORAD) missions inclusive of counter-small, unmanned aircraft systems (C-SUAS), ground surveillance and other related missions. Our team has packaged that offering with MFATS™, a mature and widely deployed sensor fusion software engine used to generate fire control quality tracks from a network of heterogeneous sensors, as well as MIMIR, a software product for integrating networks of sensors and weapons for operator engagement. This unique combination offers customers something completely different and is just another way Numerica is helping to solve some of the nation’s most important defense challenges.

To support the continued development of our Spyglass radar, we are in start-up operations of a new 33,000-square-foot facility in Fort Collins located at 4450 Denrose Court. Learn more here. This is the only location in Colorado that is currently manufacturing radar and one of only a few in the entire country.

We look forward to continuing our strong partnerships for years to come including our 18-year membership of the Lockheed Martin-led Missile Defense National Team, where our team provides advanced algorithms to assist the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). As well as our innovative software offerings on the Northrop Grumman-led Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) program, just as we have for the past 13 years.

At Numerica, it is our commitment to continue to pursue air defense and missile defense advancements by offering unmatched solutions for partners through customization and a high level of ongoing support and we look forward to doing just that.