General Atomics buys Guidestar Optical Systems

Author: EIS Release Date: Nov 17, 2020

General Atomics, the US defence technologies company, has completed the acquisition of Guidestar Optical Systems, a laser comms specialist.

General Atomics buys Guidestar Optical Systems

The Longmont, Colorado-based company will help General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) group address the defence and space markets, it believes.

“We are excited to bring the Guidestar team on board to further enhance our diverse portfolio of laser technologies,” said Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS.

“Guidestar’s expertise in adaptive optics has led to significant advancements in laser communications, high-energy laser technologies, ISR (Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance), and atmospheric measurement and forecasting. This acquisition expands our ability to design, build, test, and deliver an extensive set of optical technologies to our customers.”

Founded in 2013, Guidestar Optical Systems has focused on the development of optical systems for use in directed energy, free space laser communications, and sensing and imaging through optical turbulence.