ATLAS North America

The Company

ATLAS North America (ATLAS-NA) was established in September 2010 as a wholly owned subsidiary of ATLAS Elektronik GmbH of Bremen, Germany. ATLAS North America’s primary facility is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia adjacent to the US Navy’s Atlantic Fleet Headquarters, Norfolk Naval Base and NATO’s Allied Command for Transformation.   A second office was established in Panama City, Florida adjacent to the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Our staff is comprised largely of former Naval Officers and Senior Enlisted Ratings with significant operational experience in all aspects of Naval Warfare to include Mine Warfare (MCM), Surface Warfare (SUW) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW).  The Panama City facility is operated by a long-time resident of that area and who has strong ties to the Mine Warfare community.

The primary goal of ATLAS-NA is to introduce the full range of ATLAS products into the US defense market and to provide technical and logistics support to those ATLAS products already in the US inventory. Our initial focus is on ATLAS line of Remotely Operated and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (ROVs/AUVs) i.e. SEAFOX, SEACAT and SEA OTTER. We are currently executing mine neutralization contracts with the SEAFOX UUV based on an urgent operational need statement (UONS) for the US NAVY. The installations are in the AVENGER CLASS mine countermeasure vessel, the MH-53E mine countermeasure helicopters and with the US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal community.  More importantly, ATLAS North America, with access to the ATLAS Group systems fielded throughout NATO and the Rest-Of-World Navies, can socialize these incredible warfare capabilities within the US Defense Market. Many of these completed, fielded and modular systems may be applicable to the US NAVY Surface, Submarine and Expeditionary Warfare communities. 

In summary, ATLAS North America serves the U.S. market with a specific focus on undersea warfare and unmanned vehicles. Located close to the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Fleet bases and Washington, D.C. for enhanced customer service, ATLAS NA is capable of providing any of the ATLAS Group products as well as a broad range of associated technical and logistics support services for the entire product life-cycle.

Contact person

Andy Culbreath

phone +1 757 463-0670