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CopaSAT announces the acquisition of Eclipse Composite Engineering

News International-French

9 Feb 2018

CopaSAT, a specialist in highly reliable and secure communication technology, announces the acquisition of Eclipse Composite Engineering, a designer and manufacturer of military-grade SATCOM antenna components. 

Scott Bohnsack, CopaSAT’s Chief Operating Officer, will become President of Eclipse. Eclipse’s founder, Todd McNeil, will assume the role of CTO.

Designed to meet the rigorous standards of the U.S. military, Eclipse’s advanced composite hardware solutions have earned a leading reputation in the marketplace. Eclipse will maintain its name and 17,000sqft manufacturing facilities located in Bluffdale, Utah.

“This acquisition is very compelling on the strategic, technology and financial fronts,” noted Bohnsack. “Eclipse’s unique light-weight antenna technology products complement our business and extends our portfolio of solutions available to the government and military sectors.”

Eclipse has the in-house design and manufacturing capability to produce the light-weight and high-performance solutions that are required to meet specific customer requirements. Through the incorporation of high-performance, state-of-the-art nano-composite materials, along with advanced product design and engineering, Eclipse Composite provides a novel and revolutionary antenna solution.

Since its foundation, Eclipse has earned a number of notable contracts including:

  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with USAF
  • Defense Acquisition Challenge Program (DACP) Contract Award – 2009-2015, which was recognized in multiple USAF publications
  • OSD – Rapid Innovation Fund Contract – 2014-2018