Optronics Systems

Optronics Systems


JFD designs, delivers and integrates sophisticated imaging and data sensors into opto-electrical masts for submarines, special operations craft and other submersibles.

Used independently of other onboard systems our Optronics masts provide crucial situational awareness functions as well as a comprehensive covert reconnaissance capability. When integrated with a wider weapons or electronic warfare suite, they provide range-finding capabilities, object tracking, targeting functions, and early warning data.


High Definition Colour Camera

The HD camera in the upper viewport of this model provides real-time, full colour, and highly detailed imagery in daylight and low-light situations.

Infra-red Camera

Short-wave and medium-wave infra-red cameras provide detailed imagery at night and other low-light or reduced visibility situations.

Fusion View

A powerful Signal Processing Chip is used to overlay high-definition colour images with data from the IR cameras into a single image, aiding target identification and object tracking.

Multi-axis Stabilisation

Observation and range-finding sensors are both electronically and mechanically stabilised allowing their use in the most challenging of conditions.

Laser Range Finder

The laser range finder provides reliable, precise distant ranging. Data from the range-finder can be integrated with other weapons and reconnaissance systems.

Target Tracking

A sophisticated target tracking algorithm provides accurate tracking of objects within complex scenes. It offers predictable performance and copes successfully with ‘coast’ events caused by target obstruction.

Global Positioning System

Built-in GPS provides rapid vessel positioning when deployed. L1/L2 Real Time Kinematic calculations ensure accuracy to within a few centimeters.


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In 2015 James Fisher Defence and Divex merged to form JFD.

Today, JFD serves customers in 81 countries across six continents.

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