InCadence wins $16M biometrics contract with U.S. Marines and gets acquired by Xator Corporation
InCadence has been acquired by Xator Corporation and tapped by the U.S. Marines to provide biometrics for battlefield identification in a $16 million contract, according to a report from Military & Aerospace Electronics.
The contract for Identity Dominance System-Marine Corps Increment 2 (IDS-MC Inc. 2) systems and related services was announced by officials at the Marine Corps Systems Command at Quantico Marine Base, Virginia. The handheld device captures fingerprints, facial and iris images to be matched to an existing database. InCadence will supply the systems, software development, maintenance and spare parts.
Marine Corps officials suggested the new version of the device is smaller and more ergonomic than the original, with enhanced matching algorithms, fast processing speed, and data synchronization for automated sharing.
The company was awarded a Rapid Innovation Fund contract from the Marines in mid-2018 as part of a program to bring innovations from small businesses into military acquisition programs, and received the go-ahead to produce the systems last fall, according to the report.
The work specified under the contract is expected to be completed in May, 2025.
The deal with Xator, which provides C4ISR, national security, and intelligence solutions to U.S. government partners, was recently completed. The terms were not disclosed.
“InCadence’s proven ability to leverage its deep domain experience, differentiated by its software and hardware, into customer-focused solutions will catalyze growth opportunities when joined with Xator,” comments David Scott, Xator’s CEO. “Xator’s acquisition of InCadence represents a very exciting combination of technical expertise and intellectual property, which will continue to serve our complementary client sets for years to come.”
“InCadence is thrilled to be joining the Xator family,” says InCadence Chairman and CEO Sandy Corbett. “As I have come to know David Scott and Xator, it is clear that our strong cultural fit, complementary capabilities, and client focus will result in a compelling value proposition for our employees, customers and partners alike. I look forward to seeing the tremendous growth and innovation opportunities that lie ahead for our combined entity!”