Navitar buys Special Optics

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Navitar has acquired Special Optics, a privately-owned manufacturer of optical assemblies for long range surveillance, laser scanning, laser projection, UV, visible, and infrared applications. 

Headquartered in Wharton, New Jersey, and founded in 1965, Special Optics is a provider of custom, precision optical and electro-optical solutions that span markets and applications from medical imaging, semiconductor metrology, digital projection, laser projection, laser scanning, digital radiology, unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, missile tracking, and homeland security and defence. 

Firstly, Special Optics rapid prototyping and lens design capabilities will increase Navitar’s product offerings and complement Navitar’s strong lens manufacturing capabilities and ability to bring those innovative designs into volume production. 

And secondly, the combination of Navitar’s volume production expertise and Special Optics rapid design and prototype capabilities is expected to enable Navitar to increase its competitive advantage and technical offering to military contractors and commercial accounts seeking to outsource optics-based assemblies. 

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