Military Optics

A. Optical Components Ltd produces durable and premium military optics, ensuring that these are made according to specifications that adhere to stringent military standards, an industry that needs the most delicate and highest-quality optical products. This ISO 9001 manufactures precision optical components for military, defense, and homeland security.

Superior products come from the finest materials, and A.Optical is committed to procuring the best materials using the most advanced technology and manufacturing processes. They also provide flexible solutions and lifelong technical support. Every stage of the production of military-standard equipment follows certain protocols.

Some of the military optical products that are designed and manufactured by A.Optical are binoculars, riflescopes, battle sights, and eOptics devices such as laser devices, battle lights, beacons, and imaging systems.

Military Optics – Tactical & Military Binoculars come in Different Models

Tactical and military binoculars come in different models. Some of the most elite military forces in the world rely on A.Optical Components to manufacture military-grade precision binoculars which have proven superiority, just what a soldier needs in critical missions. High-power military binoculars originally developed for perimeter and border patrol applications, surveillance missions, and artillery teams, are made with various magnifications for greater range. They also feature low-light performance and image acuity. High-quality riflescopes for military use are ideal for patrol rifles and AR platforms. They feature high-contrast optics with various illumination levels, long-distance accuracy at the highest magnification, and a versatile zoom system.

Two important factors that military optical components should adhere to are cosmetic surface quality and surface accuracy. Cosmetic surface quality describes the degree of perfection on the surface of an optical component. It defines freedom from scratches and digs, and the edge treatment of optical components. The most common and widely accepted convention for specifying surface quality is the U.S. Military Surface Quality Specifications (MIL-0-13830A). There is also an alternative specification used in Europe, the DIN (Deutsche Industrie Specification (DIN 3140).

A measure of surface accuracy, on the other hand, specifies how closely an optical surface conforms to its intended shape. Common U.S. optical industry practice combines coarse and fine form errors stating one value for surface accuracy. The combination of form errors cannot exceed this value. Surface asymmetry and local deviations are both taken into account. Surface flatness is simply surface accuracy with respect to a plane reference surface.

According to the Mil-Spec Standards, all optics should be checked for scratches, digs, grayness, edge chips, cemented interfaces, and coating defects. Scratches are defined as any marking or tearing of a polished optical surface and the maximum allowed scratch visibilities are determined by comparison with traceable standard scratches. If maximum visibility scratches are present, their combined lengths cannot exceed a quarter of the part diameter. A dig is defined as a pit or small crater on the polished optical surface. Digs are defined by their diameters. The diameter of an irregularly shaped dig is ½ x (length plus width). Lens edge chips are only allowed outside the clear aperture of the lens. The clear aperture is 90% of the lens diameter unless otherwise specified. A cemented interface is considered a lens surface and specified surface quality standards apply. Edge separation at a cemented interface cannot extend into the element more than half the distance to the element clear aperture up to a maximum of 1 mm. Coating defects are allowed if their size is within the stated scratch and dig tolerance. Despite the attempts of the MIL and Din specifications to quantify cosmetic surface quality, measurements are still highly subjective.

At A.Optical Components Ltd, every stage of production is carried out according to very strict protocols. This ensures maximum quality and precision of every product that they make.