Systima is a premier manufacturer of energetic components and complex integrated systems for spacecraft, launch vehicles, missiles, hypersonics, and integrated defense systems. We lead the industry in insensitive munition technologies, aircraft weapon systems, and flight testing. We put our expertise in structures, energetic systems, CAD/PAD, Safe-and-Arms, and mechanical systems to work alongside Karman Space & Defense’s other divisions, AAE Aerospace, AEC, and AMRO, to deliver solutions from concept through production for our industry’s most mission-critical projects.

Product Lines & Capabilities

Energetic Systems:
Electrical Initiation to Safe Deployment

  • Deployable Shroud Systems
  • Interstage Assemblies with Dynamic Separation
  • Stage & Booster Separation
  • Recovery Systems
  • Payload Integration
  • Missile Payload Integration & Deployment
  • Air-Launch Integration & Deployment
  • Surface Launch Systems
  • Weapon/Payload Pods & Pylons
  • High Density Carriage and Release Systems
  • Insensitive Munition Systems for FCO/SCO
  • Propulsion & High Explosive Technologies

Energetic Components

  • Piston Actuators
  • Pyrovalves
  • Low Shock Release Mechanisms
  • Propellant Actuated Devices: Cutters, Pin Pullers, and More
  • Gas Generators

Advanced Composite Structures

  • Missile Structures
  • Mass Simulants
  • Aeroshells and Shrouds
  • Propellant Tanks
  • Advanced Vehicle Structures, UAV Structures & Wings
  • Lightweight Structures for Spacecraft & Landers
  • Canisters and Launch Tubes

Advanced Materials
& High Temperature Composites

  • Leading Edges
  • Shrouds & Nosetips
  • Radomes
  • Reflectors

Electrical & Electromechanical Systems

  • Safing Devices (SADs & ISDs)
  • Firesets
  • Electromechanical Ordnance Interrupter
  • Electromechanical Release Mechanism
  • Highly Engineered Electromechanical Payload Systems

Vertically Integrated Production

  • Concept Design to Production
  • Highly Engineered Designs
  • Structural Analysis
  • Ordnance/Ballistic Analysis
  • Kinematic/System Analysis
  • Energetic and System Performance Testing
  • Environment Testing
  • Qualification Testing
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Lot Acceptance Testing
  • Low-Rate and High-Rate Production
  • Material Lab and Characterization
  • Metal Machining


Systima was founded in 2002, and leverages over 20+ years of experience in engineering and manufacturing in the space and defense industries. Systima is a market-recognized leader in energetic systems and advanced technologies that support our nation’s national security missions and America’s space exploration. We are based out of Mukilteo,WA in a facility that features over 330,000 sq. ft., and we currently have over 250 employees.

The Systima Division provides qualified products for NASA, DoD, MDA Prime Contractors, the US Air Force, US Special operations Command and Commercial Launch providers. Programs examples include the following:


  • Vulcan & Atlas
  • Artemis/Orion
  • Lunar Landers


  • Hypersonic Platforms (multiple)
  • Precision Guided Munition
  • Carriage/Dispense and Launch Systems
  • UAV Launchers
  • Aircraft, Ground and Maritime Platforms