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From the movie theater to the theater of war, our customers trust the clarity, accuracy and reliability of General Dynamics.

We deliver reliable, high-performance electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) camera systems and components for defense, homeland, law enforcement and commercial applications - on land, in the air, at sea or in space.


Today's warfighter faces many asymmetric threats - on the ground, in the air and at sea. Our solutions allow warfighters to quickly and accurately detect, recognize and identify targets.

Airborne Surveillance: General Dynamics' electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) cameras deliver real-time, day and night situational awareness and long-range threat detection. Our optical and motion control components and assemblies provide clarity, day or night, with precise pointing and stabilization.

Maritime Targeting & Surveillance: Today's maritime forces face many asymmetric threats at sea. Our electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) cameras are ruggedized for the tough maritime missions performed by the U.S. Navy.

Satellites & Space Telescopes: From light-weight space structures to optical scanners, we deliver the unmatched accuracy and reliability to meet the most demanding requirements for space-based missions.

Force Protection/Vehicle Surveillance: Widely deployed on programs such as the Common Remotely Operated Weapon System (CROWS II), our field-proven electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) cameras deliver superior imaging for targeting, navigation and surveillance missions.

Weapon Systems: Today's soldiers require real-time situational awareness and enhanced imaging. General Dynamics' optical solutions allow the warfighter to see deep into the battlefield, increasing their surveillance and targeting range.

Homeland Security

As a trusted partner of the homeland security and public safety communities, General Dynamics is committed to developing and delivering reliable, precision technologies vital to protecting our nation. From port security to border surveillance to airborne law enforcement, our electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) and motion control solutions deliver accurate, reliable imagery for all weather operation.

Border Protection & Surveillance: Ensuring a secure border requires uninterrupted surveillance regardless of weather or lighting conditions. From wide-area perimeter surveillance to long-range threat identification, General Dynamics meets the requirements for any mission.

Critical Infrastructure: From airport security to utility inspection, General Dynamics' high-performance imaging solutions help to ensure the safety and security for our nation's critical infrastructure and facilities.

Maritime Security: Whether day or night, in rough seas or congested harbors, General Dynamics' marine qualified camera systems allow crews to accurately identify, classify and, if necessary, engage threats at greater distances.

Public Safety: From airborne law enforcement to fire suppression to search and rescue, our airborne camera systems offer law enforcement agencies and first responders the clarity, accuracy and reliability they need to capture criminals and ensure public safety.


We are a trusted supplier of precision optical and motion control technologies to companies around the world. From laser steering devises to high-speed motors, we offer a broad portfolio of imaging and motion control components to support a wide range of applications. Our Cineflex high-definition camera systems are used to capture the defining moments of high-profile sporting events, television series and films, including the 2012 Summer Olympics and Discovery Channel’s “Frozen Planet.”

Power & Pipeline Inspection: Aerial inspection of power and pipeline assets allows users to patrol remote areas and long distance quickly and efficiently. With high-definition and infrared sensors, our V-Series airborne cameras can detect conditions which might threaten the integrity of the line in difficult weather or lighting conditions.

Production & Broadcast: Whether flying to the top of Mt. Everest to cruising through the Grand Canyon, Cineflex high-definition camera systems offer the rugged reliability to perform in the harshest environments and ensure directors are limited only by their imagination.