Pulse Power and Measurement Limited have announced that BAE Systems has acquired the company.

PPM was an independent developer and manufacturer of high-end electronics.

According to BAE:

“PPM’s technology has the potential to increase the speed and ease of sharing large volumes of data over a network, giving users greater ability to exploit that data. As volumes of data grow, this ability is crucial to give military and security customers an information advantage.”

Based in Shrivenham with approximately 60 employees, PPM specialises in the design and manufacture of a wide range of radio frequency over fibre systems, which allow radio frequency signals to be transmitted over fibre optic cables.

The company also provides bespoke systems for the renewable power industry and electrification of automotive and aerospace vehicles.

PPM has a strong track record of working within the defence and communications sector, cyber security and commercial test and research markets in both the UK and USA and it strongly complements BAE Systems’ digital and data capabilities.

“Together the companies have a shared goal to expand the use of RF systems and power electronics technologies across a range of applications for military and commercial customers.”

You can read more here.

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Malcolm Rich

Wow that’s an interesting move as PPM has a great deal of knowledge in the RF field, lets hope they don’t screw it up as they are a key supplier in the test and measurement industry. One of the few British success stories albeit a minnow compared to the big players.

Herodotus

Sorry Malcolm….it is doomed. The technology, where needed, will be transferred to the US!

peter wait

Like Royal Ordnance, land was more valuable than the business bought cheap lol