PLX is a leading supplier of proprietary, highly engineered precision optical instruments, assemblies and systems for Military, Space, Aerospace, and commercial / industrial applications. 



PLX optics withstand extreme combat and harsh environmental conditions while maintaining accuracy.

boresightmoduleFor instance, our Modernized Boresight Module developed for the Apache Arrowhead program improved accuracy over the existing system from 30 arc minutes to 1 arc second.

Our custom designed Hollow Retroreflector (HR) is a critical component for the primary gunner’s sight of the M1A1 and M1A2 tanks and PLX has supplied Lateral Transfer Hollow Retroreflectors™ (LTHR) for the Army’s TOW missile IBAS and ITAS programs.

PLX was also instrumental in creating the largest Retroreflector ever sent into space - a 40-centermeter aperture unit mounted on the Japanese ADEOS satellite. We have also supplied Beryllium assemblies for the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) built by JPL for NASA.

Our Retroreflectors are operating in the TIRVIM (Thermal Infra-Red V-Shape Interferometer Mounting) Spectrometer, which is part of the Atmospheric Chemistry Suite (ACS), launched in March 2016 and is now successfully operating in orbit around Mars. 

Some recent innovations include our All-Weather Lateral Transfer Hollow Retroreflector™ (LTHRAW), designed for applications required to work under the harshest environmental conditions without risking damage to the optics.

PLX's All-Metal Hollow Monolithic Retroreflectors™(AMHR) withstand high temperatures, magnetic fields, radiation, and nuclear fusion environments. Born from our M.O.S.T. technology, the AMHR excels in extreme aerospace, defense, and industrial conditions, perfect for critical monitoring tasks.

The patent pending Exceptional Performance Lateral Transfer Hollow Retroreflectors™ (LTHRXP) structural design is a lightweight, stress-free unit for applications requiring a compact overall size while maintaining exceedingly high accuracy across an unprecedented temperature range, ΔT=140°C (284°F).

Our Monolithic Optical Structure Technology™ (M.O.S.T.) opened up a whole new world of possibilities for the commercial, scientific and industrial communities. It achieves superb optical stability, unsurpassed shock and vibration resistance and sub-arc-second accuracy between optical elements.

It is especially useful when the system has to perform in broadband light applications, such as FTIR.

PLX’s experience includes a wide variety of Military, Space / Aerospace, Commercial / Industrial and Laboratory applications.

Over the years, PLX Inc. has received awards for exceptionally high product standards, quality control, and on-time delivery. These include:

The SBA 2008 U.S. Small Business Administration Subcontractor of the Year (nominated by Lockheed Martin Corporation), Northrop Grumman Corporation Bronze, Silver and Gold Supplier Quality Awards, The Lockheed Martin Eagle Award of excellence and Star Supplier Award for our work on the Apache Arrowhead program, and The Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Division Small Business Awards.

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