General Atomics acquired Virginia-based Syntronics LLC, the company announced Oct. 2. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Syntronics is based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in the National Capital region. The business develops and manufactures custom electro-mechanical technologies including projectile and missile guidance systems; in-flight and ground based shock resistant instrumentation; and related software technologies.
It will become part of General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Group.
The two companies have worked together for four years to develop components for the hypersonic projectiles shot from GA-EMS’ railgun. Railguns shoot projectiles at many times the speed of sound.
“We look forward to bringing the team on board to support our pursuit of conventionally launched and railgun-launched hypervelocity projectiles,” Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS, said in a prepared statement. He added the technology can also work in missile systems.