Carl Optronics GmbH the Defense & Security Division of Carl AG. The division specializes in optronic equipment for land, sea, air and space applications. Among the systems provided by the company are laser rangefinders, cameras, thermal imagers and various image processing systems. Applications include aerial recce systems and cameras, stabilized EO payloads for helicopters and unmanned systems, head tracking systems. Naval systems from Zeiss include stabilized platforms, and optronic mast systems for submarines. For land applications Zeiss offers hand-held systems, driver vision systems, mobile or stationary, mast-mounted surveillance and observation systems, stabilized periscopes, binoculars and spotting scopes.
The company is based in Germany and operates subsidiaries in the U.S, and South Africa.