Advanced Optics for Defense

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Advanced Optics for Defense
SCHOTT offers the defense and homeland security industries both standardized and custom designed tactical optics to meet specific defense and homeland security requirements.

SCHOTT currently provides the following advanced optics solutions for the defense and homeland security industries:
Advanced Optics Defense Infrared IR-Materials
Infrared (IR) filters that make it possible for soldiers to use tactical illumination in combination with night vision systems more
Advanced Optics Defense Night Vision Nightvision Glass & Filters
Night vision glass and filters that enable soldiers to "own the night" more
Advanced Optics Defense Laser Glass Laser Glass
Laser glass used in nuclear simulations and other high energy applications more
Advanced Optics Defense Contrast Enhancement Contrast Enhancement Filters
Contrast enhancement filters make it easier for soldiers to read vehicle and avionic displays more
Advanced Optics Defense Lenses Lenses
Aspherical and other high-quality lenses that reduce the weight of and miniaturize binoculars, night vision systems and surveillance devices more
Advanced Optics Defense Radiation Shielding Radiation Shielding Glass
Radiation shielding glass for use in nuclear waste treatment facilities and other nuclear applications more
Advanced Optics Defense Optical Glass Optical Glass
Optical glass for fingerprint and retinal scanning equipment and other biometric applications more
Advanced Optics Defense ZERODUR ZERODUR® zero expansion glass-ceramic for mirrors in surveillance satellites, tracking systems and other applications that require materials with very low rates of thermal expansion more