7/26/2013 Salvo Defense Develops Rugged Fire ­Control Optics

March 28, 2015

Orlando, FL—Salvo Defense LLC, the engineering services arm of the Salvo Technologies LLC group of companies, has launched the development of the Sapphire Fire Control product line of fire control optics, a family of ruggedized rifle scopes designed to survive the harshest conditions. A member of the Salvo Technologies LLC group of companies, Salvo Defense provides electro­optic assemblies and personal protective equipment for the security and defense, medical, industrial, and consumer sectors.

The Sapphire Fire Control product line will be, arguably, the toughest family of scopes on the market. The scopes will utilize the ballistic ­qualified transparent sapphire for both external lenses. Because of its extremely hard make­up, spinel is used as a transparent armor or bullet proof glass on military vehicles. It exhibits extreme scratch resistance, yet remains lightweight. By incorporating spinel, coupled with a titanium metal tube and MIL-STD­810g shock resistance, the devices will be able to not only survive the rigors of combat, they will emerge unscathed. Lightweight, rugged, and high ­performance, the promise of Spinel scopes has been met with enthusiastic responses from police, special forces units, and hunters alike. The systems will be manufactured in the United States by Salvo Defense’s sister company Salvo Electro-­Optics LLC and distributed globally by Hunt Distributing Co. (HDC). This product is slated to be launched in early 2015.

About Salvo Defense LLC

Established in 2012, Salvo Defense LLC is a full service contract designer and manufacturer of electro­optic components and assemblies, as well as sensing and imaging platforms with a specialization in multispectral systems. The company manufactures high­end equipment and gear for military and police forces. It emphasizes innovative materials and designs that solve problems that others can’t. As the design and R&D arm of the Salvo Technologies LLC family of companies, Salvo Defense can leverage the production capabilities of sister organizations like Salvo Coatings and Salvo EO. It can also tap the sales organizations of the other business units to conceptualize new products and to provide global distribution of the result.

About Salvo Technologies LLC

Salvo Technologies LLC invests in and develops manufacturing companies serving the defense, security, medical, industrial, and commercial markets. From its inception in 2007, it has grown into an organization with global reach and manufacturing capabilities on two continents. Its three divisions provide a range of products and services including design and prototyping of electro-­optical and imaging solutions, with an emphasis on multispectral and polarimetric systems; optical and electro­optical systems assembly; high ­reliability optical component fabrication; and thin­ and thick ­film coatings. Salvo Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Largo, FL. For more information please visit www.Salvo­-Technologies.com.

Media contact: 

Paul Chung

Manager of Strategic Accounts

Paul.Chung@SalvoDefense.com

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