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Altamira Adds SIGINT Services Through VaST Acquisition; Jane Chappell Quoted

Altamira Technologies has acquired signals intelligence mission company Virginia Systems & Technology in a transaction that expands its capabilities in SIGINT tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination, emerging threat identification and tactical SIGINT collaborative mission constellation management.

VaST is a Warrenton, Virginia-based company founded in 1999 and is focused on advancing SIGINT capabilities to address the gap between operations and engineering, Altamira said Wednesday.

The acquisition of VaST brings new SIGINT capabilities and core National Security Customers to the Altamira portfolio,” said Jane Chappell, CEO of Altamira.

Altamira will expand its workforce with the addition of analysts, data scientists, software developers, mission integrators and operations specialists.

Mintz acted as legal adviser to Altamira in the transaction. KippsDeSanto & Co. and Holland & Knight respectively served as financial and legal advisers to VaST.

McLean, Virginia-based Altamira is a portfolio company of venture capital firm ClearSky and has been providing analytics and engineering capabilities in support of defense and national security missions since 2003.

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