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.

Delivering Miysis, the UK’s DIRCM

Delivering Miysis, the UK’s DIRCM

What lies beneath the Miysis DIRCM? With a hard-wired commitment to continuous improvement, Leonardo has been producing world-class, life-saving technology, along with the highest levels of customer support, during the past four decades. Our Programme Manager for Future Infrared Countermeasures explains how the entire team remains motivated, energised and immensely proud of their work.

Miysis DIRCM – Bringing You Home Safe

As threats to military aircraft have proliferated and accelerated over time, so has Leonardo’s expertise in developing countermeasures that protect fast jets, transport aircraft, helicopters and their crews around the globe. Discover how Leonardo's Miysis DIRCM, the world’s most advanced operational Directed Infrared Countermeasures system, is already protecting airborne systems for UK and NATO end-users.

Miysis DIRCM – Bringing You Home Safe

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

Tempest – Developing a Future Combat Air System

Tempest – 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.