Boeing has acquired CPU Technology Inc.'s Acalis business, which supplies microprocessors containing unique hardware and software for security purposes. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Boeing said the acquisition would help protect warfighters from information-assurance attacks
Acalis will be integrated into Boeing Military Aircraft's Global Strike division. The Acalis business employs approximately 40 people and is based in Pleasanton, California.
"Acalis provides security-on-a-chip that can help defend the manned and unmanned aircraft we build at Boeing today and in the future for customers around the world," said Chris Chadwick, president of Boeing Military Aircraft. "With these processors onboard, warfighters can complete their missions and not be sidelined by malware, cloning and other cyber threats against the aircraft's systems."