General Atomics on Thursday said its Aeronautical Systems division has acquired the workforce and most assets of IJK Controls, a small business that develops and provides solutions for stabilizing, pointing and tracking cameras, sensors and antenna on defense platforms and weapons.
Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. On its website, California-based IJK says it is a non-traditional defense contractor.
General Atomics said that the acquisition adds capabilities in day/night camera and radio frequency gimballed and turret-based systems for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, communications, and weapons.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GS-ASI) develops and manufactures the family of Predator and Gray Eagle military and security unmanned aircraft systems. The company also provides related sensor and ground control systems.
“We are excited to welcome the IJK Controls team to the GA-ASI family,” Linden Blue, CEO of GA-ASI, said in a statement. “Leveraging the team’s extensive expertise in the rapidly developing field of stabilized gimbals for airborne applications, GA-ASI will expand its product portfolio and enable new mission capabilities for our customers.”