General Atomics acquires electromechanical technologies company
SAN DIEGO. General Atomics announced that it has acquired Syntronics (Fredericksburg, Virginia), a developer and manufacturer of custom electromechanical technologies including projectile and missile guidance systems, in-flight and ground-based shock-resistant instrumentation, and related software technologies. The acquired company will become part of General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS).
Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS, said of the acquisition of Syntronics: “Their level of experience designing and manufacturing sophisticated electronics and telemetry packages that can withstand high G forces and environments has helped us make significant progress in advancing and testing our railgun weapon systems. We look forward to bringing the team on board to support our pursuit of conventionally-launched and railgun-launched hypervelocity projectiles. The technology also has applicability for missile systems.”
The acquisition expands GA-EMS's presence in Virginia and places an office in the city of Fredericksburg, approximately 30 miles from Dahlgren, Virginia, which is the headquarters of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and the Naval Directed Energy Office.