Vectronix is a leader in the development of integrated multi-function handhelds, state-of-the-art modules, and precision systems that deliver accurate, reliable and field-proven observation and location solutions. Leveraging core competencies in electro-optics, laser range finding, and north-finding technologies, Vectronix supports the activities of the United States military and homeland security communities.
The Vectronix name is synonymous with Swiss-quality optics and north-finding technologies, and is widely recognized as the industry standard in digital magnetic compass technology (DMC).
Vectronix Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Vectronix AG of Heerbrugg, Switzerland and is part of Safran SA, a global aerospace, defense and security group. Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, Vectronix Inc. maintains manufacturing operations in Newington, New Hampshire and U.S.-based research and development through its subsidiary, Optics 1, Inc.
Vectronix’ heritage dates back to 1921 when Wild Heerbrugg was established as a manufacturer of angle-measuring and other optical precision instruments; based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, where Vectronix is still headquartered to this day.
The original company merged with Ernst Leitz Wetzlar of Germany in 1986, and became the Leica Group in 1990.
Seven years later, Leica was split into Leica Camera, Leica Microsystems, and Leica Geosystems. The Defense & Special Products Division of Leica Geosystems became a separate company called Leica Vectronix AG in 2002 and joined the French Sagem Group in early 2003.
Vectronix' parent company Sagem merged in May 2005 with the aerospace propulsion and equipment group Snecma to form the Safran Group. Vectronix AG is now a subsidiary of Sagem (Safran Group), and part of its Optronics and Defense Division.
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