Electro-Optical & Infrared (EO/IR) Systems

A Legacy Built on Advanced Thermal Imaging Components and High-Performance Systems

With over a half of a century pioneering infrared detector development, advanced sensor suites and robust targeting systems, Leonardo DRS has built a reputation for providing the innovative EO/IR systems that U.S. and allied military forces have come to rely on. With a continuous aim to push the limits of its cutting-edge technology and capabilities, the future of EO/IR is boundless with Leonardo DRS.

An established portfolio of EO/IR imaging systems for ground vehicles, such as the Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE), has helped improve situational awareness for countless warfighters on mobile patrol in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Leonardo DRS’ Soldier Imaging and Targeting Systems have evolved from the Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS) II program that fielded over 65,000 systems, to the next generation Family of Weapon Sights: Individual (FWS-I) that combines rugged, lightweight, modular construction with Leonardo DRS’ superior thermal imaging technology.

Leading the industry with both ground-breaking technological development and clever, user-specific solutions, our EO/IR capabilities serve a wide variety of applications and services.


Jerry Hathaway

Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Electro-Optical & Infrared Systems



EO/IR surveillance sensors and targeting sights for combat and tactical wheeled vehicles both domestic and international.

Dismounted Warfighter thermal weapon sight systems, as well as location and targeting systems for combat precision fires and designation.

Leonardo DRS’ Vanadium Oxide (VOx) uncooled thermal imaging camera modules offer superior image quality in the most compact package.

With a wide assortment of pixel pitch options, resolutions, and fields of view, Leonardo DRS’ flexible modules and detectors provide superior detection.

Specialized sensors and payloads for a variety of space missions.