When G&H made the decision to acquire Kent Periscopes, StingRay Optics, and Gould Fiber Optics, we aimed to create something greater than the sum of these collective acquisitions. With each business, we have not only expanded our optical solutions portfolio, global reach, and design and manufacturing resources; we’ve also opened new possibilities for augmented innovation based on the complementary capabilities these three companies brought into our fold.
Now part of G&H Aerospace and Defense, we have new, technology-focused manufacturing centers in key regions, that support development of more advanced optical technologies as well as more vertically oriented optical assemblies and systems.
Our newly integrated company further ensures global operations are both fluent and compliant with geographically specific industry regulations, such as those implemented under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the UK’s Ministry of Defence.
In short, G&H’s strategy enabled us to remake our company from a leading optical components supplier into a unified global source for vertically integrated optical systems, innovation, and expertise.
G&H acquired Gould Fiber Optics in response to the accelerating adoption of optical fiber technology aerospace and defense applications. The strengthening of our design and manufacturing potential means that we are able to deliver end-to-end fiber optic design and manufacturing solutions and support contractors seeking improved quality, margins, and time-to-market.
With the acquisition of Gould Fiber Optics, G&H also gained that company’s unique GlasSolder™ manufacturing process allowing us to now offer expanded options for raising overall performance of fiber optic packaging in navigation and sensing applications for aerospace and defense, as well in as high-speed data or communication networks.
The acquisition of Gould Fiber Optics complemented G&H’s world-class selection of active fiber optic solutions with a broad new portfolio of passive fiber components. Further enhancing our design and manufacturing leadership, the move introduces new opportunities for aerospace and defense contractors to streamline their supply chain and ensure higher product quality.
Kent’s range of Sabre Ti Gunner/Commander Sights from G&H is designed for small to medium turret systems. Offering an optional laser range finder, the sights leverage the latest in ITAR-free uncooled thermal image technology to enable users to see deep into the battlefield for long-range surveillance and target acquisition range during both night and day.
Kent’s Embedded Image Periscope (EIP) from G&H provides standard unity vision for normal daytime viewing of armored vehicle surroundings. It also offers the option to superimpose digital images from on-vehicle sensors and cameras for low-light viewing, as well as shortwave (SWIR), midwave (MWIR), and thermal image enhancement.
With the integration of Kent’s expertise and capabilities, G&H is even better able to deliver a world-class portfolio of precision optic components backed by industry-leading systems integration and testing expertise. The realigned G&H offers aerospace and defense contractors a one-stop resource for end-to-end design, manufacturing, and testing of advanced optical solutions.
With the launch of its new StingRay line of NightCrawlIR™ infrared (IR) imaging lenses at DSEI 2019, G&H will demonstrate the benefits of more than just its latest product.
The new ITAR-free, mediumwave infrared (MWIR), continuous zoom (CZ) optics are ruggedized for demanding aerospace and defense applications, such as integrated imaging systems mounted on land vehicles or UAVs. G&H also offers modified mechanical and software configurations through its StingRay range, as well as camera, controller, and video system integrations.
StingRay Optics’ integration into G&H has created a new powerhouse for infrared imaging solutions for aerospace and defense that combines a leading portfolio of infrared optics with custom infrared lens design, testing and assembly capabilities. The benefit for prime contractors worldwide is a more vertically integrated single source for infrared imaging solutions.