The observation-systems industry has significantly evolved and grown in recent years. Alongside this growth, we have seen the development of security and surveillance imaging applications with increasingly advanced infrared imaging systems, containing detectors that are larger in size and smaller in pixel size, which present challenges for thermal imaging optical systems. These include low SWaP, lightweight requirements, while maximizing imaging performance in line with detector capabilities, allowing for high resolution vision. In other words, the optics is required to be compact, lightweight, and with reduced power consumption, in emerging long-range observations systems such as UAV’s and more. Learn how we answer these challenges – designing and producing optics to meet this industry strict requirements.