FACTBOX-Key facts about niche U.S. defense companies

BANGALORE, Aug 27 (BestGrowthStock) – Small defense firms with
niche products like censors, unmanned systems and cyber
security are increasingly landing on the M&A radar of larger
companies.

These firms will likely command high multiples as the
larger defense contractors move in to add such technology to
their armoury.

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Here are some key facts on some of the smaller U.S. defense
firms:

APPLIED SIGNAL TECHNOLOGY INC (APSG.O: )

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, the company makes
equipments that scan, filter and evaluate cell phone, microwave
and military transmissions for military and intelligence
agencies. [ID:nSGE6500JT]

MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS INC (MRCY.O: )

Makes digital signal and image processing systems and
software, which process real-time radar, sonar and signals
intelligence data in military reconnaissance and surveillance
platforms. Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP (CMTL.O: )

Makes modems, frequency converters, high-power amplifiers,
VSAT satellite transceivers and microwave radios. The company
is based in Melville, New York.

INTEGRAL SYSTEM INC (ISYS.O: )

The Columbia, Maryland-based company develops systems that
are used in satellite command and control, data processing,
signals analysis, interference detection and geolocation, and
flight simulation.

AEROVIRONMENT INC (AVAV.O: )

Based in Monrovia, California, the company’s core products
are unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), that it supplies primarily
to organizations within the United States Department of Defense
(DoD). Its drones can fit in backpacks, can be manually
operated and have been deployed in Afghanistan.

AMERICAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING INC (ASEI.O: )

Makes X-ray systems which help organizations combat
terrorism, drug and weapons smuggling, illegal immigration, and
trade fraud. Based in Billerica, Massachusetts.

CUBIC CORP (CUB.N: )

Makes combat simulation training systems that help soldiers
deal with tough terrains; provides training and support
services to military forces. Based in San Diego, California.

COGENT INC (COGT.O: )

Develops automated fingerprint identification systems and
fingerprint biometrics solutions for governments and law
enforcement agencies. Based in South Pasadena, California.
(Compiled by Bijoy Koyitty in Bangalore; Editing by Saumyadeb
Chakrabarty)

FACTBOX-Key facts about niche U.S. defense companies