Artemis Optical Secures BAE Contract


Plymouth-based Artemis Optical has won a contract to supply BAE Systems with head-up display (HUD) assemblies.

The new ten-year agreement supports the company's strategy of supplying assemblies rather than just components, allowing it to deal with aerospace and defence manufacturers directly.

Artemis will design and manufacture HUD combiners' assemblies for incorporation into BAE Systems' LiteHUD products from now until 2026.

It also expects to employ additional personnel, including coating technicians, assembly staff and project management, to support the agreement, during which unit sales are likely to be in the thousands of units.

It currently employs about 30 staff at its 25,000 sq ft Plymouth factory.

Jamie Pindard, sales director at Artemis Optical, said: "BAE Systems is a very prestigious partner and a world leader in the design of head-up display systems. Supplying the assembly, not just the coated glass, underlines our position as a leading international manufacturer of HUD combiners. Our strategy is to be global leaders in this area."