General Atomics Acquires Tiger Innovations, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, (Feb. 1, 2021) - General Atomics announced today that it has acquired Tiger Innovations, Inc., a leader in the development of spacecraft and space related systems in Herndon, VA. Its business will be integrated into the General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) group. Tiger Innovations, Inc.’s cutting-edge advancements in satellite systems and extensive experience in custom hardware and software implementation complement GA-EMS’ portfolio of advanced space systems and technologies.

“Acquiring Tiger Innovations strengthens our space systems capabilities,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “Tiger Innovations has made significant advancements in low-SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) optimized satellite and space systems for a range of U.S. Government customers. With this acquisition, we expand our footprint in Northern VA 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.”

Founded in 1997, Tiger Innovations, Inc. is a high technology company with a comprehensive range of experience in specialty software, hardware, and computer architecture design and implementation. It specializes in the application of hardware and software design for real-time embedded systems (spacecraft and long-range airborne communication and control processors), custom software product integration for multiple workstations, and the development of satellite systems and support components.

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. For further information, visit

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