Defense and Aerospace Avionics

Enabling air power through photonic Innovation

Excelitas provides power supply avionics and sensor technologies for the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

Excelitas delivers mission-critical power and photonics to support a wide range of demanding airborne and space-based platforms. As leaders in sensor, optical and electronics technologies, our components, systems and technological expertise are empowering next-generation airborne platforms. 

  • DC-DC Converters
  • AC-DC Converters
  • GPS and Radar systems
  • Communications and illumination
  • Engine Control Systems
  • Laser threat detection
  • IR missile threat detection
  • Fire-control systems
  • Countermeasures
  • Heads-up Displays and Helmet Mounted Displays


Today’s advanced defense and aerospace applications demand a partner that will provide the technology and expertise to get the job done right the first time. We have decades of experience providing custom designs, Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) and Military Off The Shelf (MOTS) modules, build-to-print and depot repair services.

Our power supplies, optics and sensors technologies are designed and manufactured to meet the most stringent customer specifications and withstand the harshest operating environments, including natural and man-made radiation environments. Excelitas’ solutions meet the highest industry performance standards:

  • Quality: AS9100/ISO 9001
  • Continuous Improvement: Lean & 6 Sigma
  • Solder & Workmanship: J-STD-001 & IPC-610 certified operators and inspectors
  • Environmental Health & Safety: OHSAS 18001; ISO 14001


Our pulsed laser diodes and YAG-based Avalanche photodiodes provide sensory accuity for avionic applications including LiDAR, semi-active laser receivers and terminal guidance, laser warning and proximity fuzing. Excelitas' high-performance and ruggedized radiant-energy solutions provide superior IR countermeasure systems and spacecraft lighting.

Rising from our Qipotiq heritage, we have been defining the cutting edge of Head-up display and helmet-mounted display technologies for more than 50 years. We are experts in conventional dielectric, freeform and holographic combiners, as well as waveguide optics to realize HUD miniaturization and enhanced image brightness and colorization.