General Atomics has purchased Neva Ridge Technologies, a Boulder, Colo.-based provider of synthetic aperture radar data processing technology and services, for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to expand its tech capabilities in defense and space markets.

General Atomics said Tuesday it will integrate Neva Ridge into its electromagnetic systems group as part of the transaction.

Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS, said the company will leverage Neva Ridge’s experience in delivering SAR technologies to expand infrastructure, advance its products and deliver enhanced platforms to government and commercial clients.

Neva Ridge Technologies was established in 2005 and has SAR processing capabilities in terrain mapping, interferometry, 3D point clouds and millimeter ground motion mapping areas. It has a patented technique that uses SAR data to generate 3D precision imagery.

The Following statement is on their website:

General Atomics Acquires Neva Ridge Technologies

Provider of Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar Technology and Services

SAN DIEGO, CA, 3 MARCH 2020 – General Atomics announced today that it has acquired Neva Ridge Technologies, a leader in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data processing technology and services located in Boulder, CO. The business will be integrated into General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS). Neva Ridge Technologies has made important innovations and advancements in high resolution SAR, including a unique, patented technique to produce three-dimensional precision imagery using SAR data, which align with GA-EMS’ focus on delivering cutting-edge technologies for the defense and space markets.

“We look forward to bringing the Neva Ridge Technologies team on board to enhance our capabilities,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “Leveraging the team’s extensive expertise to deliver SAR technology innovations will allow us to advance our products, expand infrastructure, and provide enhanced solutions to our government and commercial customers.

Founded in 2005, Neva Ridge Technologies has been a key member of the SAR community, including “new space”. It has strong SAR processing capabilities in areas such as interferometry, terrain mapping, millimeter ground motion mapping, and generation of 3D point clouds.

About General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Group is a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture of first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ history of research, development, and technology innovation has led to an expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions supporting aviation, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and processing and monitoring applications for critical defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.


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