Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) believes that military agility isn't just about how fast a soldier completes the obstacle course in basic training. It's also about employing technology to support the soldier. The company provides defense electronics engineering, manufacturing, and integration services. Its operations include six primary business units: Communication; Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management; Integrated Mission System; Electronic Warfare/Range Instrumentation; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Information and Sensor Solutions; and Space Systems.
SNC operates from about 30 offices in 16 states across the US.
Sales and Marketing
The company counts US Department of Defense and NASA among its key clients.
SNC is pushing initiatives in Human Space Flight, Nanotechnology, Cyber, Net-Centric Operations, Micro-satellites, Renewable Energy, and Telemedicine.
The company teams up with strategic partners to fuel growth and add technology to its portfolio. The strategy paid off in 2010 when the company was awarded $20 million in stimulus funding from NASA to develop a commercial spacecraft for transporting US astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA distributed funds to five companies in total as it prepares to retire the space shuttle to cut space program costs. SNC has named its seven-passenger vehicle the Dream Chaser; it is slated to be operational by 2014. In 2013 Lockheed Martin joined up as a strategic partner to help develop Dream Chaser.
In 2012 SNC partnered with ITT Exelis to build Vigilant Stare, a manned aircraft-based, Wide-Area Airborne Persistent Surveillance system capability (aka a drone).
Mergers and Acquisitions
Growing its aircraft modification business, in 2012 SNC acquired 3S Certification and 3S Engineering of Wichita, Kansas. 3S Certification holds a Federal Aviation Administration authorized Organization Designation Authorization.
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