BAE Systems Inc. announced that it has acquired IAP Research, a company focused on the development and production of electromagnetic launchers, power electronics, and advanced materials. According to the press release, the acquisition "enhances both IAP Research and BAE Systems’ capabilities for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development of the Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG)". IAP Research has approximately 40 employees and has been a subcontractor to BAE for more than a decade. Deal terms were not disclosed.
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