Business

October 26, 2012

Boeing acquires Miro Technologies to enhance logistics support services

Boeing has acquired Miro Technologies, a privately held software company specializing in enterprise asset and supply chain management; maintenance, repair and overhaul services; and Performance-Based Logistics management for government and commercial customers worldwide.

Miro will become part of the Global Services & Support business within Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

Miro expands a suite of GS&S products that link and fuse data from existing systems for improved mission readiness and reduced sustainment costs.

This is the latest acquisition to advance Boeing’s defense logistics support strategies; previous acquisitions include Tapestry Solutions, Federated Software Group, and CDM Technologies.

“Boeing’s services and logistics business has grown significantly in recent years, and Miro has been a trusted technology partner during that time,” said Tony Parasida, Boeing president of GS&S. “Bringing Miro into Boeing will provide us with industry-leading MRO and PBL supply chain software capabilities to help our customers plan and execute missions across the ground, air, sea and space domains.”

Miro Technologies is based in La Jolla, Calif., employs approximately 120 people, and has operations in Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Kingdom.

“This important acquisition is tied to Boeing’s strategies of growing our global presence and international business, and expanding and enhancing our capabilities in the defense sector,” said Shep Hill, president of Boeing International and senior vice president of Business Development and Strategy.

The centerpiece of Miro’s capabilities is GOLDesp, a combat-proven, fully deployable software solution designed for aftermarket logistics support; maintenance, supply and repair operations; and PBL program management. Boeing uses GOLDesp for some of its largest PBL contracts, including support for the C-17 Globemaster III and the AH-64D Apache Longbow. Miro also is part of the Boeing team supporting the LogNEC (Logistic Network Enabled Capability) program, the end-to-end logistics information system for the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence.

In addition to Boeing, Miro supports other leading defense companies and global military customers, including the Royal Saudi Air Force and Oman Ministry of Defence.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines April 24, 2015

News: More than $1 billion in U.S. emergency reconstruction aid goes missing in Afghanistan - A total of $1.3 billion that the Pentagon shipped to its force commanders in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2014 for the most critical reconstruction projects can’t be accounted for by the Defense Department, 60 percent of all such spending under an...
 
 

News Briefs April 24, 2015

German defense minister: widely used rifle has no future A widely used assault rifle has “no future” with the German military in its current form, Germany’s defense minister said April 22, escalating a dispute over the weapon’s alleged shortcomings. Ursula von der Leyen said last month that a study showed the G36 rifle has a...
 
 
Army photograph

Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

Army photograph XM-360 test firing at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., in 2007, is shown. The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapo...
 

 

Northrop Grumman signs long-term agreement with Raytheon

Northrop Grumman has entered a long-term agreement with Raytheon to supply its LN-200 Inertial Measurement Unit for Raytheon optical targeting systems. The long-term agreement with Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business extends through 2018. The LN-200 provides camera stabilization on optical targeting systems that conduct long-range surveillance and target acquisition for various...
 
 

NTTR supports first F-35B integration into USMC’s weapons school exercise

The Nevada Test and Training Range was part of history April 21, when four U.S. Marine Corps-assigned F-35B Lightning IIs participated in its first Marine Corps’ Final Exercise of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course on the NTTR’s ranges. The Final Exercise, or FINEX, is the capstone event to the U.S. Marine Corps Marine Aviation...
 
 
AAR-Textron

AAR awarded new contract from Bell Helicopter Textron to support T64 engines

AAR announced April 22 that Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. awarded its Defense Systems & Logistics business unit a contract providing warehouse and logistics services in support of upgrading T64 engines for the Bell V-280 Val...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>