Teledyne acquires Optimum Optical, strengthens tactical IR imaging systems

Teledyne Technologies  announced that its subsidiary, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, has acquired Optimum Optical Systems on undisclosed terms.

Jun 8th, 2010

Teledyne Technologies (Thousand Oaks, CA, USA) announced that its subsidiary, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, has acquired Optimum Optical Systems (Camarillo, CA, USA) on undisclosed terms.

Optimum Optical manufactures custom lenses and optomechanical assemblies for the infrared, visible, and ultraviolet spectrums. The company's products are primarily used in tactical military imaging systems found on a variety of defense platforms, including a number of small UAV systems. Following the acquisition, Optimum Optical Systems will change its name to Teledyne Optimum Optical Systems.

“The acquisition of Optimum Optical further expands Teledyne’s capabilities and product offerings in tactical infrared imaging systems,” said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Teledyne. “Specifically, Optimum Optical’s capabilities in lens and optomechanical systems are strategically positioned between the focal plane array, detector subsystem, and camera products of Teledyne Imaging Sensors and Teledyne Judson Technologies, and the complete inertially-stabilized gimbal systems designed and manufactured by Optical Alchemy, in which we acquired a minority interest in March 2010.”

Teledyne Technologies is a provider of sophisticated electronic subsystems, instrumentation, and communication products, engineered systems, aerospace engines, and energy and power generation systems. Its operations are primarily located in the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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