Safran Optics 1 is a global leader in full-service design and production of electro-optic and navigation systems.

Leveraging core competencies in defense technologies, Optics 1 provides unmatched, first-class mission solutions for military and law enforcement personnel. The company also offers solutions for commercial, aerospace, industrial, medical and research industries. Optics 1’s product portfolio includes devices and modules for surveillance and reconnaissance missions for dismounted soldier, airborne, naval and land vehicle operations.

Optics 1 designs, develops, and manufactures products at its headquarters in Bedford, New Hampshire. The company also has additional research and development and engineering capabilities in Simi Valley and Costa Mesa, California. As part of the Safran Group, Optics 1 is also proud to provide capabilities from Safran Vectronix and Safran Electronics and Defense.

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At Safran Optics 1, we are united by a unique culture and commitment to provide the highest quality products to those who serve. Our core values encompass the principles of excellence in teamwork, innovation and safety for our employees, customers, partners and stakeholders.

We provide opportunities for our employees to learn, experiment, test, and take responsibility for their work. We support our employees and offer them unique challenges and opportunities for personal development and career growth.

Mutual Respect

We strive to communicate well with each other, focus on goals and results with integrity, offer each other support and respect the opinions and cultures of all people.

Leading by Example

Our entire team makes a firm commitment to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. This means doing what you say, when you say it.

Daring to Innovate

Flexibility, technical competency, the willingness to explore new possibilities and an entrepreneurial spirit breed innovative and unique solutions. We are prepared to accept measured risks to find new and improved ways of meeting our customers’ needs.

Embarking on a Shared Vision

Customer Satisfaction is our highest commitment and is achieved through our comprehensive insight and understanding of needs in terms of performance, quality, price and schedule and development of programs to meet those needs.

Health and Safety

We are uncompromising in our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, customers, and community we serve.

Commitment to our Community

Our team believes in supporting and enriching our community through engagement. Whether supporting military veterans or STEM initiatives, giving back is an important part of who we are.