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7 rue Salvador Dali, BP 505
42 007 Saint Etienne Cedex
Tel : +33 (0)4 77 91 32 00
Fax : +33 (0)4 77 91 32 21
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 Be able to see beyond the protection

OPTSYS, a subsidiary of Nexter Group, is establisehd in Saint-Etienne, in the heart of the Pôle Optique et Vision.

OPTSYS is the French specialist and one of the European Leaders in the field of optical and protected vision equipment for armoured vehicles.

For more than 40 years, OPTSYS has been designing, manufacturing and marketing onboard opto-mechanical and optronic system for use by the land defence industries.

Day/night periscopes, video periscopes, aiming sights, muzzle boresights, perimeter vision equipments (Local Situational Awareness System) and armoured glass resisting to extreme conditions are some of the technologies mastered by OPTSYS.


Heir to the optical division of Giat Industries established in Saint Etienne since 1967, OPTSYS has the background, plans and technical skills for modernising onboard optical or optronic equipments on all kinds of old or modern vehicles and thus extend their lifetime.


With its team of highly qualified engineers, technicians and workers, OPTSYS combines reactivity, innovation, field experience and quality standards at the service of its customers.


OPTSYS expertly manages know-how acquired

in the military field.

Its products equip Leclerc tanks, VBCI and Aravis in outside operation. OPTSYS has developped a wide expertise regarding the design and manufacturing of high-precision and high-technology components of optical, opto-mechanical and optronic systems. OPTSYS is a well-known actor in the field of medium and large dimension of flat optical.


"Defence" expertise has various applications in the civil field

OPTSYS has acquired many skills while manufacturing rugged equipments in the strict military environment. Using those quality criterias, OPTSYS now manufactures digital vision solutions such as perimeter vision systems or LSAS (Local Situational Awareness System) for vehicles.

Those new products benefit by the scientific and technical environment in Optics and Imaging of the Vision and Optical Cluster (Pôle Optique et Vision) located in Saint Etienne (France) and the Rhône Alpes Optical Cluster (Pôle Optique Rhône-Alpes), France. OPTSYS also cooperates with the research actors at national level (CNRS, CEA). Therefore, OPTSYS has lots of innovative technologies at the service of its customer in France or abroad.

OPTSYS is willing to have the civil markets benefit from its know-how in the transport or surveillance fields.

OPTSYS, key figures

  • Creation date : 1967
  • 2015 Turnover : € 8.9 Million
  • OPTSYS dedicates 8 to 10% of its turnover to Research & Development so as to offer innovating products while meeting deadlines and optimising.
  • 1st January 2016 Orders book : € >13 millon
  • Workforce : 22 persons. OPTSYS combines reactivity, innovation field experience and quality standards at the service of its customer. The team is composed of 30% engineers and manager, 35% technicians and 35% high skilled workers.

OPTSYS is certified since 2009

OPTSYS is committed to a quality and environmental engagement in order to better serve its customer and be an active actor in the protection of the environment.

  • ISO 9001 Certification, version 2015
  • Certification AQAP 2110, version 2 november 2009
  • ISO 14001 Certification, version 2004            

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Access to our premises : See the map



At Saint Etienne, From the A72/E70 Motorway :

Take the "Saint Etienne La Terrasse" exit n°12, direction "Geoffroy Guichard"

Then Bd Thiers for 1 km

Turn into the first on your right : rue Barrouin
Go over the level crossing
Turn into the first on your left : Rue Docteur Rémy Annino 
Then take the second on your right : rue Salvador Dali 


















































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