Eye in the Sky Defense Contractor Starts to Look at Congress
Posted at 3:42 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2013
A defense contractor specializing in defense imaging and earth observation imaging has registered a federal political action committee to give contributions to candidates and committees.
E2V Aerospace and Defense Inc., a California-based subsidiary of E2V Technologies Plc based in the United Kingdom, has registered a federal political action committee (PAC) with the Federal Election Commission. The committee is the E2V Aerospace and Defense Inc. Political Action Committee aka E2V PAC.
E2V Aerospace, a company that provides high performance imaging solutions, supplies a range of space-qualified imaging sensors for use in defense satellites and space vehicles, missile seeker technologies, and area and linear devices for high-resolution, low-noise surveillance purposes. Its L3Vision is an advanced electron multiplying imaging technology that offers low light performance, such as in night-time surveillance.
E2V is a leading supplier of imaging sensors for earth observation satellites. These satellites are designed specifically to observe Earth from orbit and provide continuous monitoring of the Earth’s surface for purposes including resource monitoring, disaster monitoring, ocean monitoring, and land mapping.
Their California facility is in Milpitas, California, represented by Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif. Honda sits on the House Appropriations Committee, and its subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science an Related Agencies.
Other companies registering a new PAC recently include, the Selective Insurance Company of America of Branchville, New Jersey, and AHS Medical Holdings LLC of Nashville, Tennessee.