Who We Are

As a mission-driven space company providing leading payload, electronics and autonomous mission management software, we are transforming space through innovative and scalable technologies in optical/laser physics, data processing and machine learning.

Our Mission

U.S.-based LightRidge Solutions solves our customers' challenging problems through cutting-edge, ground, airborne and space-based sensor payloads, as well as operations and maintenance support solutions.

Our Vision

LightRidge Solutions will revolutionize the space and airborne sensor market with affordable small size, weight and power (SWaP) payloads and emerging smart sensors that include autonomous, innovative and novel designs for the space, airborne, and terrestrial environments.

Our Responsibility - ESG

LightRidge Solutions and its business entities are committed to a strong environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) program. We aspire to be responsible corporate citizens and believe that transparency and accountability are important foundations for creating value and building trust with our stakeholders to fulfill our long-term mission, vision and strategy. These ESG initiatives are designed to augment the environmental and social impact of our business practices.

LightRidge recognizes that its activities may have an impact on the environment. We will promote environmental awareness and improve staff education, training, and involvement, in order to ensure that our business is environmentally responsible. Some key initiatives LIghtRidge will undertake:

  • Carbon Offset Credits for Travel
  • Recycling Program
  • Resource Consumption Reduction
  • Paper Use Reduction

Providing a safe workplace with opportunities for personal development that nurtures talented people and ultimately provides the foundation for future success regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability. LightRidge strives to ensure proper working conditions, to safeguard the health and safety of our employees, and to promote the social development of the communities in which we operate. LightRidge is also committed to compliance with applicable national, state, and local labor laws.

  • Employee Development and Diverse Workforce 
    • Team Building Events and Education
    • Employee Wellness
  • Community Involvement
    • Community Events
    • Youth Education Partnerships
    • Charitable Contributions

LightRidge operates with integrity and endeavors to be the most trusted partner to our customers and other stakeholders. We do this through open communication, systems and audits that are in accordance with company guidelines and applicable approvals, laws and regulations.

  • Security
    • Self-Inspections, Inventories
  • Cyber Security/CMMC compliance
  • AS 9100 certification
  • Government contracting regulation compliance

Our Heritage

LightRidge Solutions, and its operating units Geost, Trident Systems, and Ophir, together have been solving our customers’ mission critical space and airborne sensor and payload challenges for over 50 years. Our sensors and payloads have been chosen to fly on some of the most treasured defense and national security assets. Today, with our affordable small size, weight and power (SWaP) payloads and emerging smart autonomous sensors, we continue to lead into the future.

Our Companies

Space electro-optical/ infrared (EO-IR) payloads, space domain awareness systems, lasercom, and mission autonomy solutions.

Space electronic systems and air/sea/land C4ISR solutions.

Mission-critical laser sensor systems for aircraft survivability and flight intelligence.

Our Leadership