Company Profile

5-D Systems Inc
Profile last edited on: 12/4/20      CAGE: 1TXR4      UEI:

Business Identifier: Unmanned vehicle applications and systems integration for defense and commercial industries.
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Inactive (Acquired)
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Location Information

1 Chisholm Trail Suite 3200
Round Rock, TX 78681
   (210) 366-8788
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 31
County: Williamson

Public Profile

5-D Systems is a technical services and solutions company sspecializing in systems and software engineer for unmanned, manned, and optionally piloted aircraft / aviation systems along with providing technical, logistics, and management support for military systems and project offices and major defense contractors. In February 2016 5-D Systems had been acquired the Swedish firm Adnode Group and was no longer SBIR involved. In November 2020 it was reported that the firm had been acquired again for an undisclosed amount - this time by the larger US based firm Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) in the business of providing mission critical engineering, IT services, and war fighter solutions.

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VC funded?
Privately Held
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Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2015 1 Navy $79,919
Project Title: Minimized Space, Weight and Power Network Architecture Solution
2015 2 AF $897,332
Project Title: Expand Data Transfer Rates within Legacy Aircraft (ERLA)
2014 2 OSD $722,890
Project Title: Militarized Power Line Communication
2013 1 AF $149,864
Project Title: Vision Processor for Helmet System (VPHS)
2012 1 MDA $99,962
Project Title: Intelligent Adaptive Needs Characterization for M&S Systems Engineering

Key People / Management

  Steve Fendley -- President, Co Founder

  William Davis

  Christof Hamm -- Systems Engineer

  Darren Johnson -- Senior Systems Engineer

  Bennie R Kirk

  John Kurkjian -- Director of Engineering , Co-Founder

  Craig Tangedal -- Vice President, Co Founder

  Karen Ulferts -- Senior Engineer

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