EOTECH Acquires Intevac Photonics

US Army IVAS (Integrated Visual Augmentation System) programs
US Army IVAS (Integrated Visual Augmentation System) programs

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- In an exciting strategic move, EOTECH, the Michigan-based manufacturer of the world’s best holographic and magnified optics, has acquired Intevac Inc’s Photonics business (Photonics), a California-based technology leader in cutting edge digital sensor systems.

Photonics leads the world in the design and manufacturing of high-sensitivity night vision sensors, cameras, and systems. The organization boasts powerful technology-development capabilities and has a long history of successfully delivering winning solutions for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and the US Army IVAS (Integrated Visual Augmentation System) programs, to name a few.

The combination of EOTECH and Photonics as a single entity opens unique business opportunities, and the integration of the two businesses will result in significant growth in the years to come. “The idea of acquiring Photonics made great strategic sense from Day One.” said Christopher Kouza, Chairman and Founder of Kouza Capital, Inc., the sponsor of the deal. “Combining the Photonics advanced digital sensor capabilities with EOTECH’s world-class marketing and global distribution reach will be a powerful engine for the future.”

Both companies share market leadership positions in their respective sectors, and plan to combine their energies toward the development of all-new product lines and markets. “Naturally we’re looking forward to combining our teams to strengthen our service to the US military as well as our service to the governments of allied nations. The cultures of both companies are tailor-made for that kind of teamwork.” said Matt Van Haaren, CEO of EOTECH, “But we’ll also be working in parallel to develop great new product lines that elevate the performance expectations of digital visual augmentation systems for the soldier, the civilian, the vehicle driver, the aviator, and many other users around the world.”

About Intevac Photonics

Intevac Photonics pioneered the advanced night vision technologies that have become the standard for cutting edge digital night vision programs for the U.S. military, as well as many foreign nations. Their high-performance visual augmentation systems have been tested and proven as force multipliers on vital US military programs that significantly strengthen our nation’s defensive posture. To see more visit https://www.intevac.com/intevacphotonics/


Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, EOTECH designs, manufactures, and markets the original Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS) and designs and distributes Vudu® rifle optics, thermal and night vision systems, and laser devices. The world’s tier-one professional’s trust EOTECH’s full line of professional-grade optics to deliver unparalleled speed, accuracy, and reliability. Since 1996, EOTECH Holographic Weapon Sights (HWS) have been designed, developed, and manufactured in the US. In 2016, EOTECH expanded its optics line by introducing the Vudu line of premium magnified optics designed to cater to the most sophisticated of users. Our exacting standards demand continued focus on product quality, not quantity, ensuring that the highest specifications are not only met but exceeded. Every optic manufactured is treated as if it will be the one that will face a life and death situation. When there are zero margins for error, there is only one clear choice – EOTECH. See more at www.eotechinc.com.