Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance

II-VI Aerospace & Defense is the industry leader in providing mission-critical solutions to the global Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) market for multiple imaging, detection, tracking, targeting and navigation applications.

Our impressive array of advanced optical systems are currently deployed across a host of military applications within the defense industry. Our applications include: infrared search and track, missile warning systems, missile launch detection systems, advanced infrared targeting systems and imaging systems.

II-VI A&D’s optical components and assemblies are currently used across many platforms including: F-14 Tomcat, the F-15 Eagle, the F-22 Raptor, F35, the Apache helicopter, ground vehicles, UAV's, and many other fixed wing aircrafts and rotary platforms.

High altitude imaging
missile warning

To ensure that we quickly solve specific design or fabrication challenges, we assign a specialized, responsive, Integrated Product Team to every customer’s project.

High Altitude Imaging

II-VI A&D is the leader in altitude and thermally compensated imaging cameras and lenses for open air ISR applications. Both active and passive focus adjustment solutions have been successfully designed, developed, flown and entered into production. Our unique, compact, low cost manual compensation concept ensures sharply focused images when operating at extreme altitudes.

Missile Warning

II-VI A&D is a leader in missile warning optical solutions. From the growth and fabrication of custom materials to the complete optical assembly, we provide custom sensor assembly solutions for most current fixed and rotary wing aircrafts in use today.



For 30 years, II-VI A&D has led the way with novel optical solutions for Infrared Search and Track (ISR) systems. We support our customers with both build to print and custom engineered assemblies and subassemblies.


II-VI A&D provides build to print and customer engineered ISR turrets assemblies. We offer a wide range of components and sub-assemblies including imaging cameras, lenses, mirrors, domes, and lasers, as well as manufacturing of gimbal assemblies. We are ready to support your program needs.

FLIR Systems

II-VI A&D has a 40+ year history in designing, developing and deploying Forward Looking Infrared Radar (FLIR) cameras in both single and dual band solutions.