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Space Force New Missile Warning Satellites

The Space Force has high hopes for its newly developed missile warning satellites, a new era of systems aiming to better detect enemy missiles and implement stronger protection against counter-space weapons. 

The current Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) will be replaced by the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared platform (Next-Gen OPIR). Infrared sensors are a key component of intelligence-gathering because they can detect heat emanating from enemy missiles and alert other assets. Read More…

QuantiTech, Millennium Engineering Rebrand As Axient; Reorganize To Better Deliver Mission-Advancing Solutions To Customers

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, QuantiTech, with its subsidiaries Millennium Engineering and Integration, Dynamic Concepts, and Systems Engineering Group, announced a company rebrand as Axient. The new brand reflects the combined capabilities of the four companies and solidifies the work over the past year to integrate their respective domain expertise to form a new entity that brings unique and differentiated capabilities to the marketplace. Axient also announced a reorganization of their operations to better deliver integrated solutions, services, and products to their customers.

“The Axient brand affirms our commitment to ‘accelerate what is possible’ through innovation that empowers customers to move at the speed their mission requires”

Axient advances defense and civilian missions from aerospace to cyberspace with multi-domain test and analysis, mission engineering and operations, digital engineering, and advanced technologies. With the four companies now aligned as Axient, the new brand is uniquely positioned to deliver a broad spectrum of purpose-built solutions that enable defense and civilian agencies to rise to every challenge.

“The Axient brand affirms our commitment to ‘accelerate what is possible’ through innovation that empowers customers to move at the speed their mission requires,” said Patrick Murphy, President and CEO, Axient. “Each of our acquisitions has expanded and strengthened our capabilities and depth of talent, while unlocking new market opportunities. And most remarkable to me is how aligned the combined global workforce, which now exceeds 2,000 employees, is in culture, priorities, and mission focus.”

To better serve its customer markets throughout the U.S. with depth and capability, Axient is structuring its services, solutions, and workforce under five business segments. The segments and leadership are: Integrated Force Systems led by Reese Hauenstein, Senior Vice President; Defense Systems led by Larry Foor, Senior Vice President; National Security Space Systems led by Dan Benjamin, Senior Vice President; and Civil Air and Space Systems led by Jon Sharpe, Senior Vice President. Joe Clayton, Senior Vice President, will continue to lead Axient’s Dynamic Concepts subsidiary as its Advanced Technology segment.

Axient is backed by Sagewind Capital, a New York-based private equity firm with a strong record of supporting government services companies. With the backing of Sagewind Capital, Axient will continue to add critical capabilities and depth through organic growth and acquisitions in support of customer missions.

ABOUT AXIENT

Axient advances defense and civilian missions from aerospace to cyberspace with multi-domain test and analysis, mission engineering and operations, and advanced technologies. We partner with our customers to identify and analyze their most important challenges and design solutions that turn challenges into breakthroughs to accelerate assured performance. With extensive domain expertise in defense and aerospace, we rapidly develop mission-enabling technologies that allow customers to move at mission speed. To learn more about how Axient can accelerate possible for your organization, visit www.axientcorp.com. We can also be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

View the original press release here.

Captain’s Corner

There is no doubt we live in dynamic times. Just a skim through the SEG-relevant news clips at the end of this newsletter shows the great span of events that shape our work, and the events that our work in turn shapes. Our Nation is faced with the reality of having to deter re-emergent near-peer competitors, while simultaneously facing the continual challenge of proliferating technology to rogue state and even non-governmental actors. (See: Houthi rebels firing cruise missiles against ships at sea and ballistic missiles against land targets.)

The technical nature of the threat continues to evolve as well. Submarine-launched ballistic and cruise missiles, hypersonic glide vehicles, anti-ship ballistic missiles, cooperative and reactive threats, unmanned vehicles, swarm tactics, electronic warfare integration, and many other advances and proliferations require fundamental advances in our warfighting capabilities.
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