BAE Systems acquires railgun developer

March 1, 2017


BAE Systems has completed its acquisition of IAP Research, an electronics firm that has worked on the U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Railgun project, or EMRG.

“This acquisition enhances both IAP Research and BAE Systems’ capabilities for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development of the Electromagnetic Railgun,” Erwin Bieber, BAE’s president for platforms and services, said in a BAE news release. “We look forward to leveraging our combined workforces and long-standing strategic partnership to successfully develop and produce advanced weapon systems, such as the EMRG, and pursue other business opportunities that incorporate our innovative technologies and capabilities.”

Ohio-based IAP employs approximately 40 people and has been a BAE subcontractor on the railgun for more than 10 years.

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