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.

Lynx counter measures deployed over Type 45 Guided Missile Destroyer

Directed Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM)

Springing from our field-proven Qioptiq optics heritage, Excelitas possesses more than 20 years experience in the design and manufacture of optical modules and components for Directed Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM). Our products help protect military service personnel on a wide range of platforms the world over.
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High energy laser mirror

High-Energy Laser Optics and Assemblies

Excelitas produces high-energy laser optics delivering best-in-class laser damage threshold, ultra-low scatter, excellent wavefront performance, exceptional environmental stability and rugged mechanical durability. Our high-energy laser optics and assemblies are ideal for the demanding applications of high-energy lasers, targeting, IR-countermeasure, range finding, and intracavity lasers. Engage our extensive portfolio of components including windows, lenses, prisms, beamsplitters, actively covalent-bonded beamsplitters, polarization control coatings (for intra-cavity and external cavity applications), spatially variable coatings. Assemblies include critical vacuum cells, telescope, beam expansion, beamsteering, cavity oscillator and OPO assemblies.
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Infrared Search & Track Dome on a Eurofighter Typhoon

Infrared Search & Track (IRST)

Infrared Search and Track optics enable passive long-range tracking and identification of potential threats for fixed-wing aircraft without risk of detection. Excelitas is a leading provider of optronics for infrared search and track. Our optical modules are in service on Rafale, Typhoon and F-15 platforms amongst others.
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Excelitas Laser Designator Optronics Module

Laser Designator Optics

Excelitas offers more than 20 years experience in the design and manufacture of optical modules and components for laser designation in dismounted soldier, vehicle and airborne targeting pod applications. Our products ensure reliable system performance for our services throughout the world.
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LEP Aircrew Helmet with laser protection visor

Laser Protection

Excelitas has over 20 years experience in the design and manufacture of a wide range of laser-protection devices and filters. Employing suitable technologies, protection can be provided for both human eyes & sensors. Excelitas utilizes a combination of technologies to provide high levels of damage protection to ensure full mission safety.
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Excelitas develops and manufactures maritime Optronic Solutions for Ship close defense systems

Maritime Optronic Solutions

Excelitas supplies Optical Modules for a range of Naval Applications ranging from ship-board missile defense tracking systems, periscopes and observation super telescopes.
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Excelitas missile optronics enable air-to-air, air-to-ground and man-portable platforms

Missile Optronics

Excelitas offers a wide range of Optronic solutions for missile seeker applications. We are a leading supplier of missile domes, seeker optics and seeker cameras. Applications include air-to-air, air-to-ground, surface-to-air and ground-to-ground missiles.
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ProductPhoto_DO_MILDS.jpg - Excelitas Missile Warning Assembly

Missile Warning Systems Optics

Our Optronic Solutions for Missile Warning Systems are a key in detecting and tracking missile threats on airborne and ground-based platforms. Operating in the UV or infrared these systems detect incoming threats and countermeasures to be deployed. With more than 8,000 systems deployed worldwide, Excelitas has an unrivaled pedigree in the design and manufacture of missile warning optics for rotary wing, military transport, fast jet and vehicle applications. Our products are in service on NH-90, Tiger, F-16, A400M, Rafale and Puma amongst others.
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Superpolished Ring Laser Gyro Mirrors

Ring-Laser-Gyroscope Optics

Our ring laser gyroscope optics offer micro-roughness below 0.5 Å, scattering loss of under 5 ppm and finesse of 200,000 when incorporated into optical cavities. Normal superpolished mirrors only reach 100 ppm loss and finesse of 30,000. Our Ion beam sputtered coating’s (IBS) reflectance is greater than 99.998% for 450 nm - 2 µm. Substrate materials include BK7, fused-silica, Zerodur, ULE, sapphire and silicon. Diameters from 0.25 to 4.0 inch (6 mm to 101 mm), flatness’s of λ/20 - λ/50 (at 633 nm), 10-5 surface quality over an 80% clear aperture, and zero defects (0-0) achievable for controlled sub-apertures.
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Excelitas Thermal Surveillance Cameras

Thermal Cameras

Excelitas designs and manufactures a range of medium and long range thermal cameras covering the MWIR and LWIR wavebands. All cameras utilize the latest sensor technologies and benefit from our proven pedigree in designing and manufacturing high performance optical modules and cameras for demanding surveillance, targeting, naval and C-UAS applications.
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Excelitas Vehicle Solutions

Vehicle Solutions

Excelitas is a leading supplier of complex optronic solutions for above- and below-armor in main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers. Excelitas optical modules are in service on major platforms around the world including AJAX, JLTV, LAV, Stryker, Warrior, Puma, Challenger and many others.
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