General Atomics acquires EO Vista

General Atomics of San Diego, CA announced on September 15 that it has acquired EO Vista, LLC, a leader in the development of advanced space-based and airborne electro-optical payloads, based in Acton, MA. Its business will be integrated into the General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) group.

“EO Vista has a proven track record of rapid innovation that set new standards for performance and affordability in electro-optical payload designs,” said Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “We look forward to bringing EO Vista’s unique capabilities on-board as we continue to expand our weather and science programs and our growing portfolio of sensor system payload designs to support a wide range of customer requirements, including Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance missions.”

EO Vista is currently providing the advanced Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) weather sensor payload to GA-EMS under their contract with the U.S. Space Force, Space Systems Command to deliver a EO/IR Weather System (EWS) satellite to support the transition from the Defense Meteorological Support Program (DMSP) on-orbit systems to a new generation of affordable, high performance, small weather satellites. “The EO Vista team is excited to join General Atomics, a company whose commitment to delivering innovative solutions in support of the national interest strongly aligns with our legacy,” said Dr. Steven Wein, president of EO Vista.

Founded in 2013, EO Vista is an advanced technology company specializing in the development and delivery of next-generation electro-optical sensor systems. The EO Vista team has a depth of experience in deploying some of the nation’s highest performing surveillance and sensing assets and offers expertise in rapid innovation, development, and delivery of visible and infrared sensor systems.

Source: General Atomics

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