Gooch & Housego

Gooch & Housego describes itself as a “global leader in photonics technology” (company website).
It divides its activities into four sectors: Life Sciences, Industrial, Scientific Research and Aerospace & Defense.

Its 2015 results presentation describes four markets within Aerospace & Defense: Target designation (for aircraft, missiles and land systems); Navigation systems; Space Photonics and Countermeasures (company report, p. 8).

The company acquired Kent Periscopes in 2016, which manufactures “vision periscopes, vehicle sights and related equipment for armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) such as tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers” (company website).


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