British small satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) is selling off its U.S. factory to General Atomics, a defense contractor with a growing interest in building military-optimized spacecraft.

SSTL and General Atomics announced in separate statements Nov. 13 that the facility and accompanying workforce at SST-US’s Englewood, Colorado location will become part of the San Diego, California company’s Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS). Neither company disclosed the financial terms of the transaction.