Raytheon Buys BBN Technologies


Defense contractor Raytheon today announced its acquisition of BBN Technologies, the high-tech company that helped develop ARPANET and email. ZDNet has more:

The acquisition brings a number of BBN offerings into Raytheon’s stable, such as the Boomerang acoustic-based shooter detection system currently deployed with US. forces and mission-critical technology development programs for defense and intelligence clients.

BBN’s portfolio encompasses technologies including advanced networking, speech and language technologies, information technologies, sensor systems, and cybersecurity.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, according to the release.