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Jenoptik delivers equipment for Leopard 2 to German systems company

The Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division will equip a total of 62 tanks with series production units for the mirror head by mid-2016.

The order in the single-digit million euro range has been received from a leading German systems company in the area of security and defense technology. The series production units for the mirror head are part of the Leopard 2 gunner’s targeting device. They help to stabilize the field of vision when the tank is moving over uneven terrain.

“Jenoptik has been a key supplier of subsystems and components for military land vehicles such as the Leopard 2 for many years”, says Jenoptik CEO Michael Mertin. “The order for the Leopard series once again shows that our solutions are at the cutting edge of technology.”

Jenoptik had already announced a major order for the Defense & Civil Systems division in June 2013. This involved the delivery of NYXUS BIRD thermal imaging target acquisition systems to upgrade the equipment used by the German Armed Forces.

About Jenoptik and the Defense & Civil Systems division

As an integrated optoelectronics group, Jenoptik operates in the five divisions Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems.

The Defense & Civil Systems division develops, produces and distributes mechatronic and sensor systems for civil and military applications. The portfolio ranges from individual assemblies, which customers then integrate into their systems, through to complete systems and end products. The division’s areas of competence are energy systems, optical sensor systems, stabilization systems, aviation subsystems and radomes & composites.

The mechatronic products are used in drive, stabilization and energy systems for military and civil vehicle, rail and aircraft equipment. The competencies also extend across the technical focus areas of software development, metrology and control systems. The sensor systems include infrared camera systems and laser rangefinders and are primarily used in automation technology, environmental metrology, safety technology and military reconnaissance.