Salvo Technologies Aquires Next Phase Optics

Seminole, FL—Salvo Technologies, Inc,, a technology-based private equity group, has acquired Next Phase Optics (NPO) in a private deal with undisclosed terms. A small manufacturer of innovative processes for the precision optics industry, NPO complements Salvo Technologies, which has a well-established presence in the defense and security markets. “NPO utilizes out of the box thinking and cutting-edge processes to deliver high quality optical components and EO assemblies to serve not only the defense market but other industries like industrial and medical,” said Patrick Bass, executive vice president for Salvo Technologies. “This fits our model of growth through strategic acquisitions as NPO not only allows us to control our supply chain but also allows us to expand our offerings to our current customer base.”

In addition to NPO, Salvo Technologies encompasses other divisions: 4D Tactical, Salvo Coatings LLC, Salvo Defense LLC, HDC, Salvo Electronics and Salvo Electro-Optics LLC (Salvo EO). All groups directly or indirectly serve the security, defense, and law enforcement markets, as well as other application areas. The addition of NPO creates synergies and critical vertical integration allowing Salvo Technologies to control its supply chain for critical products.

“Becoming part of Salvo Technologies gives us access to a lot more product lines which, in the end, allow us to serve our customer base better. In addition the added engineering resources allow NPO to have an entirely new value proposition while maintaining our current core competencies,” said Ted Kamprath, manager of strategic accounts at NPO. “We look forward to collaborating with the rest of the team and implementing best practices across the company. We feel NPO has as much to learn from Salvo as it does to share. It’s a win/win in the truest sense of the term. I know people say this all the time but it’s really almost an understatement in this case. We are looking forward to the future and all of the exciting challenges ahead of us.”

About NPO

4D Tactical specializes in the design and manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as retrofit helmet padding, blast- and mine-resistant seating solutions, and improved individual body-armor systems and riot gear. With 20 years of experience developing best-in-class PPE for US DoD and law enforcement, the company will supports a variety of customers ranging from US Special Forces units to bull riders. Its product line runs from direct drop-in replacements and custom configurations, to private-labeled turnkey products for leading PPE manufacturers. All products are manufactured in the United States and under strict quality standards according to mil spec.

About Salvo Technologies Inc.

Salvo Technologies, Inc. invests in and develops manufacturing companies serving the defense, security, medical, industrial, and commercial markets. From its inception in 2007, it has grown into an organization with global reach and manufacturing capabilities on two continents. Its multiple divisions provide a range of world-class products including personal protective equipment; design and prototyping of electro-optical and imaging solutions, with an emphasis on multispectral and polarimetric systems; optical and electro-optical systems assembly; high-reliability optical component fabrication; and thin-and thick-film coatings. In addition, its Electronics Division serves as a value-added distributor of electronic, optoelectronic, and optical components with a particular focus on high-reliability markets. Salvo Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Seminole, FL. For more information please visit

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Next Phase Optics
Ted Kamprath
Manager of Strategic Accounts
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