Electro Optics and InfraRed Systems

Leonardo’s Electro Optics and InfraRed Systems business is an important part of our work in the UK, with our engineers meeting around 75% of the global demand for high-energy military lasers.

One of our latest applications is the targeting laser on the new F-35 fighter, which is going into action with the UK and several other partners internationally.

Advanced targeting lasers for F-35 aircraft

Advanced targeting lasers for F-35 aircraft

Leonardo has supplied 165 advanced targeting lasers for the F-35 Lightning II's Electro-Optical Targeting System.

Celebrating 75 years of cutting-edge electronics excellence

Since the 1940s, our engineers in Edinburgh have been developing world-class electronics for aircraft, starting with gyros originally designed for WWII Spitfires, and now working on the UK's next generation combat aircraft.

Celebrating 75 years of cutting-edge electronics excellence

Developing a Future Combat Air System

Developing a Future Combat Air System

Under Team Tempest, Leonardo is working with the RAF Rapid Capability Office, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and MBDA to provide the technologies, knowledge, skills and expertise to develop a Next Generation Combat Air System capable of operating in the 2040+ environment.