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CopaSat Expands Portfolio with Eclipse Composite Engineering Acquisition

By | February 9, 2018
      Examples of Eclipse Composite Engineering's military-grade satcom antennas. Photo: Eclipse Composite Engineering.

      Examples of Eclipse Composite Engineering’s military-grade satcom antennas. Photo: Eclipse Composite Engineering.

      CopaSat has acquired Eclipse Composite Engineering, a designer and manufacturer of military-grade satellite communication antenna components. Scott Bohnsack, CopaSat’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), will become president of Eclipse. Eclipse’s founder, Todd McNeil, will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

      “This acquisition is very compelling on the strategic, technology and financial fronts,” said 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 Composite’s antenna solutions are based on nano-composite materials and are designed to meet the rigorous standards of the U.S. military. Since its foundation, Eclipse has earned a number of notable contracts including a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Air Force; a Defense Acquisition Challenge Program (DACP) contract award; and a Rapid Innovation Fund Contract from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

      Following the acquisition, Eclipse will maintain its name and 17,000-square-foot manufacturing facilities located in Bluffdale, Utah, the companies stated.