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Photonis Defense - Get to Know Us


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This is Photonis Defense

Photonis Defense, Inc. is a division of Photonis Technologies based in Lancaster, PA. As a company, we strive to provide state of the art technologies and products pertaining to Power Tubes, Microwave Traveling Wave Tubes, Night Vision and Digital Vision technologies to the markets that we serve. Our products can be found across the globe and are used by the US Department of Defense and the US Department of Energy. Some of our products are also used by Federal, State and Local Agencies and a selection of our innovative night and digital vision technologies are available to the commercial market. At Photonis Defense, Inc. we are committed to providing our customers with the best quality products imaginable.

Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of Photonis Defense, Inc. is to be the leading provider of Vacuum Electron Devices which includes Power Tubes, Traveling Wave Tubes, and Microwave Power Modules, and a separate product line comprised of Night and Digital Vision technologies. At Photonis Defense, Inc. we like to say that we “Reveal the Invisible, Save Lives, and Protect the Protectors”. Our products are used to save the lives of our military and first responders by revealing what the night holds; by protecting and enabling the safe passage of aircraft through jamming devices powered by our electron devices, and finally, by protecting those who serve to protect us and the values of our country. We are dedicated to quality, performance, price management, continuous improvement, meeting customer expectations, employee development, new technology investment, and responsible growth.

Our Values

At Photonis Defense we aim to live by the following values and believe that using these values as a guide during day to day interactions creates long-term benefits for our customers, employees, suppliers and the communities that we serve. These values describe our company as we want it to be and we strive to ensure that our decisions and actions demonstrate these values every day.

  • Honor, Trust, Integrity and Respect
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Passion for Excellence
  • Accountability to our Customers and Ourselves
  • Disrupting the Status Quo and Inspiring Greatness
  • Unwavering Support for our Military and First Responders

Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

As a company, we will always strive to provide an employee-friendly environment in which goal-oriented individuals thrive as they achieve ever more demanding challenges. Photonis Defense values the talents and abilities of every single employee, and we continually seek to foster an open, cooperative, and dynamic environment in which our employees and our company can thrive. We embrace diversity and equal opportunities and consider respect, dignity, equal employment opportunities and non-discrimination as fundamental principles to our business. Here, the diversity of our staff is key to improving the company’s competitiveness in a global marketplace.

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Are you looking for a specification sheet or paper? Documents like these and more are available in the Photonis Resource Center. 

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