Defense Optronics

Excelitas is the leading provider of defense optronics for all platforms and domains. Our global organization is vertically integrated with expertise that spans all wavebands from the ultraviolet through to the long wave infrared. We specialize in creating unique solutions specifically to fulfill the demanding requirements of our customers.

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Why should you choose Excelitas as your provider of defense optronics solutions?
Thanks to our interdisciplinary team, we are able to manufacture high-performance defense optronics and optics for many platforms and domains. Our technologies are tailored to the specific requirements of our customers. And even with all the personalization needed, our scientists, designers and engineers manage to sustain the quality of our products while matching the demands of different applications.
What types of defense optronics solutions do you offer?
Excelitas has extensive expertise in designing, developing and delivering optronic solutions for various defense applications. For instance, our team employs multi-spectral materials to ensure the operational success of Directed Infrared Counter Measures or DIRCM systems. We also provide Infrared Search and Track or IRST optics for effective long-range tracking and detection of threats. When it comes to defense lasers, our lineup covers both designation and protection. You can also rely on our missile warning optic and optronic solutions if you’re looking to fill requirements for these applications. There is more: we respond to the critical requirements of pulsed, solid-state lasers operating at distinct wavelengths with high-energy optics. Our ring laser gyro mirrors and optical elements match the demanding specifications of RLG applications, offering superior micro-surface roughness, greater reflectivity and lowest scatter. Last but not least, we deploy optical modules in service on major platforms worldwide, such as AJAX, Challenger, LAV and Puma.
What applications do our defense optronics have?
Our long list of defense IR, laser and other defense optronic technologies spans many applications. Here’s a short list to get you started:
  • DIRCM - Military service personnel protection to help them withstand harsh military environments
  • High-Energy Optics - Demanding applications including high-energy lasers, targeting, IR-countermeasure, range finding, and intracavity lasers
  • IRST - Proven in the field to assist in threat tracking and identification for fixed-wing aircraft
  • Laser Designator Optics - Laser designation in dismounted soldier, vehicle and airborne targeting pod applications
  • Laser Protection - Damage protection to ensure complete mission safety
  • Marine Optronic Solutions - A range of naval applications, including shipboard missile defense tracking systems, periscopes and observation super telescopes
  • Missile Optronics -  Missile seeker applications
  • Missile Warning Systems Optics - Rotary wing, military transport, fast jet and vehicle applications
  • Ring-Laser-Gyroscope Optics - Accurate and precise navigation
  • Defense Thermal Cameras - Surveillance, targeting, naval and C-UAS applications
  • Vehicle Solutions - Above- and below-armor in main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers
Can defense optronics be customized?
At Excelitas, we put together solutions that are unique to our clients. These include our defense optronic technologies. We work hard to understand your case and use the information to create products or systems that satisfy your specifications. Contact us today to speak with one of our specialists about customizing your defense application requirements.