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LightRidge Solutions is pleased to announce that Skip Williams and Jim Congdon are joining our leadership team as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Software Officer, respectively. Their additions will help LightRidge continue to grow and bring innovation to solve our customers’ challenging space and defense problems.

LightRidge Solutions, a portfolio company of ATL Partners and a leading provider of space and defense mission solutions for the U.S. national security community, today announced it has acquired Trident Systems, a premier provider of high-performance space electronics and C4ISR solutions.

LightRidge Solutions, a private equity portfolio, is building space-based assets that offer protection against on-orbit attacks, sensors that can detect the contrails of stealth aircraft, and other ground- and space-based assets.

LightRidge Solutions Chief Strategy and Growth Officer Joshua Hartman argues that a 2026 timeline set by U.S. Space leaders for rapidly fielding space domain awareness tools and capabilities can be achieved if the government looks to lower cost yet highly capable space- based solutions that are available today.

ATL Partners announced the formation of LightRidge Solutions, a portfolio company focused on the development, design and production of small, affordable, high-performance space and airborne sensors and payloads for vital national security needs. LightRidge is comprised of GEOST, a leading provider of high-end space payloads acquired in 2021 and Ophir Corporation, which develops and manufactures advanced airborne laser radar sensors and was acquired in late 2022.

ATL Partners announced it has formed a new holding company called LightRidge Solutions to oversee a portfolio of space and airborne sensors businesses. Lightridge will absorb space sensor provider GEOST, acquired in 2021, and Ophir Corporation, a company that develops laser radar technology and acquired in 2022.