Military & Defense Technology Solutions

Navitar camera and lens vision technology solutions are used in a number of Military & Defense systems and Homeland Security applications. Using the same technology Navitar developed for the autonomous car industry, enabling cars to drive in blinding and glaring sun light, Navitar has designed imaging solutions that aid in missile tracking and target accuracy, and better situational awareness for soldiers in fighting environments. This technology is also incorporated into military surveillance systems to detect and track hostile drones, gimbal payloads and improve facial recognition for the Department of Homeland Security.

At the core of Navitar’s camera and lens vision technology is the ability to achieve excellent resolution across the field; superior stray light mitigation enabling the ability to see in bright sun with minimal ghost image artifacts; and thermal performance that is excellent to a temperature as low as -40 degrees C to a maximum of 85 degrees C. Navitar’s electro-optical vision systems show little-to-no image focus loss over large temperature ranges, outstanding color correction, and low lens-to-lens variation. 

Navitar vision technology is used by the military and homeland security to DETECT, DECIDE, GUIDE and ENGAGE

Soldier Systems  - Improving Situational Awareness and Threat Detection

Navitar provides lenses, cameras and integrated camera sensor and lens modules for the immersive, interconnected soldier to help them operate and thrive in combat. Our vision systems are used in Integrated Visual Augmentation Systems (IVAS) to help soldiers rehearse and train along with providing better situational awareness during combat fighting situations. Our visual systems can provide the required situational awareness data required in all environments (hot and cold) and especially in glaring sun.  Our camera and lens modules provide the data to detect, decide and engage. 

Air Defense Systems against Drones / Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CUAS)

Navitar lens-sensor integrated modules are used in imaging and surveillance systems for long range detection, location, tracking, identification and mitigation of hostile drone attacks. Hostile drones are a growing threat as swarms of autonomous drone attacks are dramatically increasing worldwide. These threats include drones flying near airports, endangering civilian flights and passenger lives. High performance imaging modules improve optical surveillance capabilities of Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CUAS) providing clearer identification of unknown objects even in blinding sun. Our electro-optical systems help combat the rise of drone threats and detect and protect against rockets, artillery or mortar.  

Missile Guidance and Missile Tracking

Navitar’s precision electro-optics are optimized to see through sun glare and can operate under adverse environmental conditions improving missile guidance and the missile’s target accuracy.  Ideal for electro-optically guided multipurpose missiles providing unique advantages of hitting Non-Line Of Sight (NLOS) targets.  Helps improve pinpoint accuracy for surface-to-surface,  surface-to-air, and air-to-surface target engagements.  Can be operated in a “Fire & Forget” or “Fire & Update” mode.  Our optical systems can help with midcourse navigation and ability to switch between targets during missile flight and abort missions.  The missile’s target accuracy is a critical factor for its effectiveness.  By combining our expertise in lens-sensor integration, we can help missile weapon systems and enhance mission flexibility and success. 

Gimbal Payloads

Navitar’s camera and lens vision technology is used in state-of-the art gimbal payloads which are used for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s), drones, unmanned ground vehicles (UGV’s) as well as fixed installations.  Navitar electro-optical systems are often used to improve visual surveillance, situational awareness, and threat detection by reducing the amount of light reflected directly from the sun or reducing the reflections of light from the surface of water and glass.  With Navitar vision technology surveillance is a lot clearer in a broad range of Gimbal Payload applications ranging from surveillance, defense, homeland security, coastal protection, security of sensitive sites and counter drone protection. 

Homeland Security - Facial Recognition

Navitar has developed polarized vision technology solutions ideal for use in advanced facial recognition systems for Homeland Security applications. Our camera and lens modules combine Sony Pregius 3rd and 4th generation image sensors and Navitar 4K HDR grade lenses to offer broader visual detection and more detailed images. Navitar 4K high dynamic range lenses are produced with a multi-layer anti-reflection coating, built-in infra-red rejection filter, and ultra-low reflectance internal mechanics which reduce glare, filter unwanted reflections and accurately detect facial features through low contrast surfaces such as tinted glass windshields.

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