Lockheed Martin Acquires CDL Systems

As the desire for expertise in unmanned systems grows, Lockheed Martin announced the acquisition of CDL Systems today.

CDL Systems is a privately held company specializing in the development of control station software for operating unmanned vehicle systems. With more than one million hours of operational use, CDL Systems has developed an open software product that’s been integrated into more than 30 unmanned vehicle platforms.

Cost-effective solutions, especially within unmanned systems, provide agile and flexible technologies for defense and civil operations.

“The acquisition of CDL Systems, coupled with the acquisitions of Chandler/May, Inc., and Procerus Technologies earlier this year, builds on Lockheed Martin’s strong portfolio in unmanned systems including Desert Hawk, Persistent Threat Detection Systems, K-MAX and Marlin™,” said Dale P. Bennett, president of Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2) business.

CDL Systems has 73 employees with facilities in Calgary, Alberta Canada, and Huntsville, Ala. Those employees will become part of the MS2 organization.