Aerospace and Defense Optics

At Avantier Inc we provide design and manufacturing for aerospace and defense optics. Our highly skilled team has over 50 years of experience in producing the highest quality optical systems for defense applications and aerospace.

We also have extensive manufacturing capabilities that enable us to produce anything from robust aerospace mirrors to complex defense systems. Whether you need help with concept design and rapid prototyping for a new product, with full-scale production of an already designed part, or with troubleshooting for an existing system, our team of optical engineers and designers is available to help you. 

Optics in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Optics are becoming increasingly more important in both the aerospace and defense industry, taking both communications and reconnaissance to new levels. The worldwide market for aerospace and defense sensors is growing quickly; from 24.7 billion USD in 2019 to 33.2 billion USD in 2025. Although this is partly due to increased spending on defense systems by Asia Pacific countries, it is also related to an increased emphasis on safety and on improved information-gathering systems that can save lives. 

Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems are now primarily based on optics-based sensors. Fiber optic connectors and components are replacing copper wiring in cockpit management and aircraft cabin design; their reliability, low weight, immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and ability to handle high bandwidth applications have made them a preferred option for avionics. And self-driving vehicles and drones rely on complex optical assemblies to ensure high performance in any environment.

Types of Aerospace and Defense Optics at Avantier Inc. 

Types of aerospace and defense optics we are equipped to produce include long-range surveillance systems, aerial reconnaissance mirrors, hyperspectral sensor systems, telescope systems, heads up displays, thermal imaging systems, and satellite optics. We also produce lenses sealed from potential contaminants and high performance eyepieces for micro displays. We can create ruggedized optical assemblies with high laser damage thresholds, thermal stability or high resistance to shock.

The Avantier Difference

 Our aerospace and defense optics are built to provide high performance even in extreme environments; environments that might include moisture, vibration, extreme temperatures or sudden temperature changes, and shock. In many situations, a well-design optic can surmount the difficulties of challenging environments in a way other systems would not.

 For instance, our SWIR lenses enable a user to obtain a clear view of an object even in a poor visual environment: in a sand storm, for instance, or under fog or with smoke obstructing the view. SWIR light has longer wavelengths than visible light, making SWIR vision a good option when visible light does not provide a good image. Our thin film coatings are carefully designed to provide optimal durability as well as reflective or anti-reflective properties as needed. 

When you order an Avantier product or request a design from one of our engineering teams, you know you will receive quality. Our engineering and production teams meet and exceed ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 standards, and every optic we produce is subject to careful quality control before it leaves our factory. Please contact us if you’d like to schedule a free consultation or request for quote on your next project.


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