The production of high quality optical products has a long tradition in our country. Meoptawas founded in 1933 under the name Optikotechna. Immediately after its founding, the company expanded its business to include, among other things, magnifiers and photographic equipment. The product portfolio also included military applications, and in the 1990s Meopta continued to reign supreme on the market as the dominant manufacturer of optical instruments. The company\’s goal was to become a world leader in systems designed not only for industrial and consumer use, but also for military applications. The company is represented in the Czech Republicby “Meopta – optika, s. r. o.” and in the United States by “Meopta U.S.A., Inc.”mikroskop - detail.jpg
The products offered by the company can be most neatly divided into industrial, sports optics, and military applications. 14] Industrial applications
With respect to, the company operates in a number of industries, particularly in digital projection, industrial metrology, medical technology, space technology, defense industry, aerospace, biometric scanning, microscopy, and x-ray technology. 16] In the medicalfield, the company responds to rapid advances in preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic methods by developing and manufacturing equipment that can be applied in a wide range of fields. The company develops and manufactures equipment that can be applied in a wide range of fields in response to rapidly evolving preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic methods. For example, it manufactures complex X-ray systems. The company is a partner of the European Space Agency (ESA), cooperating in the production of components for space satellites, for example. 20] In the defense industry, the company mainly supplies specialized products to companies that supply military equipment to the armed forces and armies of various countries. 22]Where biometricscanning systemsare used (e.g., at airports around the world), the parts the company supplies are also frequently used. [25] [26] Sport optics [27] are particularly popular among people who want to enjoy hunting with or without a gun. For those engaged in hunting, tactical shooting, or simply wanting to observe nature up close, high-quality binoculars, rifle scopes, and monocular spotting scopes (i.e., observation scopes)
are available. For military applications, the company primarily supplies handheld optics, optical systems for tanks and armored vehicles, air and naval systems, and components and systems for simulation and training.