As a reliable partner, we offer our customers the means to efficiently accomplish their missions. With innovative products and custom service packages, we strengthen our position as a leading provider of effective observation and rapid and precise location solutions.

Safran Vectronix AG employees are united by a unique corporate culture and commitment to customer-oriented solutions. Challenging jobs and team spirit make Safran Vectronix a highly attractive employer. We secure optimum appreciation of our shareholders’ investment and are an open and dependable business partner to all other stakeholders.

Our Roots


The heritage of Safran Vectronix goes back to 1921, when Wild Heerbrugg was established as a manufacturer of angle-measuring and other optical precision instruments in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, where Safran Vectronix is headquartered to this day. 

The original company merged with Ernst Leitz Wetzlar from Germany in 1986, and became the Leica Group in 1990.

Seven years later, Leica was split up into Leica Camera, Leica Microsystems and Leica Geosystems. The Defense & Special Products Division of Leica Geosystems became a separate company in 2002 as Leica Vectronix AG and joined the French Safran Group in early 2003. 

The parent company Safran Electronics & Defense merged in May 2005 with the aero-engine manufacturer Snecma to form the SAFRAN Group. Safran Vectronix is part of the Optronics and Defence Division of Safran Electronics & Defense.

About us


Safran Vectronix is a global leader in state-of-the-art optronic equipment, systems and sensors for military and civil applications. Through our extensive distribution network, we export over 95% of our products worldwide


Headquartered in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Safran Vectronix AG is owned by Safran Electronics & Defense (Safran group) an maintains two subsidiaries with four branches in the US. Meet the now. Discover the next