Calif.-based contractor buys Herndon spacecraft developer
General Atomics acquires Tiger Innovations Inc.
San Diego-based energy and defense contractor General Atomics announced last week it has acquired Herndon-based spacecraft and space system developer Tiger Innovations Inc.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Tiger Innovations will become part of General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems (GA-EMS) group.
Founded in 1997, Tiger Innovations develops specialty software, hardware and computer architecture design and implementation for spacecraft and satellite systems. General Atomics researches, designs and manufactures electromagnetic and electric power generation systems.
“Acquiring Tiger Innovations strengthens our space systems capabilities,” GA-EMS President Scott Forney said in a statement. “With this acquisition, we expand our footprint in Northern Virginia and now have a robust coast-to-coast space systems development infrastructure, increasing our ability to deliver comprehensive solutions of any scale on-orbit and on time.”