Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has invested in Hidden Level, which develops sensors used on drones and other unmanned aerial systems, through its venture capital arm.
Hidden Level’s sensors work to provide situational awareness and support counter-UAS missions using adaptive radio frequency signal detection techniques to identify and track low-altitude aerial threats, Booz Allen said Tuesday.
The recent move supports Booz Allen’s Digital Battlespace Platform, which seeks to advance the adoption of operational concepts and emerging technologies in support of global defense customers.
“The ongoing conflict in Ukraine empirically demonstrates the value of UAS technologies and disproportionate intelligence in modern warfare,” said Steve Escaravage, executive vice president at Booz Allen and leader of the firm’s Digital Battlespace Platform.
“Investments in companies like Hidden Level accelerate our ability to bring novel insights to the counter-UAS mission, expanding the potential for decision advantage by our nation’s warfighters,” added Escaravage, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s 2023 Wash100.
Hidden Level marks the first strategic investment for Booz Allen Ventures in 2023. The McLean, Virginia-based consulting firm’s venture arm is focused on investing in tech startups across artificial intelligence and machine learning, defense, cybersecurity and emerging/deep technology. Its investments include Reveal Technology, Latent AI and Synthetaic.