Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) functions provide key security information to government leaders and military commanders. ISR efforts vary in scope and size. National systems provide broad-based intelligence for strategic considerations; tactical systems support immediate field operations. On the large scale, satellites or drones provide aerial views of troops, artillery or occupied areas. On a smaller scale, portable night vision goggles help identify personnel or equipment in dark, smoky or foggy conditions.
ISR systems’ functions may vary widely, but they all rely on durable high performance optics to gather and deliver key information. Materion offers a wide range of filters, mirrors and multispectral arrays over all wavelength ranges to support ISR equipment. We also offer our deep material knowledge and experience to address optical system design challenges with innovative new ideas, and scalable manufacturing processes to support ISR products from the research laboratory to field operations.
As global security levels fluctuate, our leaders need accurate, current information on developing situations. Materion’s engineers understand the challenges ISR specialists face, and deliver technologies that provide solutions:
• Optical components with precise levels of wavelength-based light transmission, reflection or absorption that are customized for peak performance
• Specialized notch filters that protect electronic sensors and human eyes from laser damage
• Durable, high reliability coatings that exceed environmental performance requirements, even under the harshest operational conditions
We have a long and established history of providing space-based and ground-based military-grade optics. Our problem solving capabilities in optical thin films is unmatched, and we are committed to enabling cost-effective, broad-based deployment of ISR systems.
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