Custom MIL-SPEC Lenses

MIL-SPEC lens offer temperature resistance

MIL-Spec Lens in useChesham, UK — Resolve Optics is a leading supplier of bespoke Military specification (MIL-SPEC) lenses that offer many advantages over regular off-the-shelf commercial grade lenses.

In different military scenarios – lenses can also be subject to extremes of temperature, for instance the temperature for aerial photography is often less than -30 °C, the temperature on the deck of a ship or for vehicles operating in the desert can often be higher than 50 °C.

Producing a lens or lens system for military use requires careful consideration of its resistance to vibration, shock, temperature and water ingress in addition to ensuring high reliability and top performance.

The benefits of sourcing a designed for purpose MIL-SPEC lens extend far beyond operational considerations.

Often driven by cost considerations, contractors belatedly try to adapt ‘low cost’ off-the-shelf lenses for military use without success.

In a military scenario, operators demand much higher reliability than for commercial products. Resolve Optics MIL-SPEC lenses have much higher life expectancy than regular commercial grade lenses.

The defective rate for these MIL-SPEC lenses is also extremely low.

Producing a rugged MIL-SPEC lens optimised to your application is a complex task.

However, drawing upon over 20 years of experience, Resolve Optics optical, mechanical and electronic engineers and designers have a proven track record of producing high quality military fixed focus and zoom lenses.

Sourcing a ‘fit for purpose’ lens from Resolve Optics has resulted in shorter lead time, lower cost and a better overall product for a growing number of military contractors.

To download the bespoke military specification lens data sheet please visit

To confidentially discuss the requirements of a key optical element for your military product please contact Resolve Optics on +44-1494-777100 or email

Resolve Optics Ltd. is a knowledgeable, dynamic company focused upon innovative design, and manufacture of production quantities of lenses and lens systems on time to strict quality and target price guidelines. The company has the proven and rare capability to produce small quantities of high performance, mounted lens systems with the look, feel and quality equivalent to the best professional photographic and broadcast TV lenses.

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