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CopaSAT announces the acquisition of Eclipse Composite Engineering

(12 February 2018 - CopaSAT) CopaSAT has announced 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

About CopaSAT

CopaSAT, LLC is a certified business provider of turn-key and end-to-end complex satellite solutions to simplify the deployment of specialized satellite communications. CopaSAT provides a wide range of SATCOM products, services, and infrastructure incorporating Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), airborne ISR/COTM, and maritime terminals in support of mission-critical applications. CopaSAT was recently named an awardee on the $2.5 Billion Complex Commercial SATCOM Solution (CS3) Contract. CopaSAT is located in St. Petersburg, Florida. CopaSAT solutions are tailored to the unique requirements of our customer segments in aerospace, maritime, broadcast, government, and infrastructure.

About Eclipse Composite Engineering

Established in 2006, Eclipse Composites Engineering is a designer and manufacturer of lightweight military-grade SATCOM antenna technology, which incorporates state-of-the-art nano and conductive materials. The technology incorporated into these products provide the warfighter with a smaller, more durable, lighter antenna geometry that is collapsible for effective transport into the theater of operation.