General Atomics acquires EO Vista, LLC

SAN DIEGO, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 – General Atomics today announced that it has acquired EO Vista, LLC, a leading developer of advanced space-based and airborne electro-optical payloads, headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts. Its business will be integrated into the General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) group.

“EO Vista has a proven track record of rapid innovations 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 currently provides an advanced electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) weather sensor payload to GA-EMS under its contract with the US Space Force, Space Systems Command to deliver an EO/IR Weather System (EWS) satellite to support the transition of Defense Meteorological Support Systems (DMSP) in orbit to a new generation of small, high-performance, affordable 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 is strongly aligned with our heritage,” said Dr. Stephen Wynn, President of EO Vista.

Founded in 2013, EO Vista is an advanced technology company specializing in the development and delivery of next-generation photoelectric sensing systems. The EO Vista team has deep experience deploying some of the highest performing surveillance and sensing assets in the country and offers expertise in the rapid innovation, development and delivery of visible and infrared sensor systems. Proskauer Rose LLP served as legal advisor. Greenberg TraurigLLP as government compliance advisor and Jefferies LLC as exclusive financial advisor to EO Vista, LLC.

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General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) is a world leader in the research, design and manufacture of first-of-its-kind electromagnetic and electrical power generation systems. GA-EMS’s history of research, development and technological innovation has led to an expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated systems solutions that support aviation, space systems, satellite, missile defense, power, processing and surveillance applications for biodefense. Industrial and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit

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