Expert in laser
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CILAS has expertise in a wide range of laser technologies and supports its customers by providing them with the best solutions for different applications :

  • Neutralising threats with power laser: HELMA laser weapon product line
  • Guiding ammunition: DHY & ALADEM designator product line
  • Being a key link in the communication chain with space: optical amplifiers for laser communications
  • Participating in major scientific programs: Laser MegaJoule(LMJ)
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Optics & Optical coatings

Optics & Optronics

CILAS has expertise in a wide range of optronic technologies and supports its customers by providing them with the best solutions for different applications:

  • Carry out optical coatings
  • Correcting the deformation of optical beams
  • Detecting hostile observation systems
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Founded in 1966, CILAS is a pioneer in the field of lasers in France and a historical supplier to the armed forces. A recognized expert in laser and optronics, CILAS supplies equipment and systems for the Defense, Security and Space sectors for the main international players.

To achieve this, CILAS relies on its multi-trade design office, its production team and its sales network. In addition, CILAS works in collaboration with an academic network, small and large industrial structures.

CILAS’ mission is to guarantee its customers the best laser and optronic solutions, compatible with highly constrained environments, by pushing the limits of the state of the art. CILAS is involved in the entire product life cycle, from fundamental R&D to maintenance in operational condition (MOC).

By 2030, CILAS aims to be the European leader in lasers for the Defense, Security and Space industries, enabling forces to carry out their missions with maximum efficiency, particularly in the context of emerging threats.

The “LASER AND BEYOND” vision shows CILAS’ ambition to become the preferred choice of customers whenever a need arises for laser and optronic solutions such as laser weapons and ammunition guidance.

In order to satisfy its customers to the best of its ability, CILAS is pursuing a global Operational Excellence approach to maintain effectiveness and efficiency at the highest level.

Committed to a new era of development and growth, CILAS promotes the development of its teams.

Through the investment of its talents and the confidence of its customers and partners, CILAS is building its industrial dynamics to achieve ever more efficient and compact laser and optronic solutions.
CILAS is committed to keeping innovation and technology as an integral part of its DNA.


CILAS is committed to conducting its business in compliance with the main ethical principles and the various laws applicable to the fight against corruption and influence peddling.
To meet this challenge, CILAS has signed up to the various ethics charters of MBDA and Safran, its main shareholders.

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CILAS is committed to maintain an integrated management system, certified to the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 international standards.

CILAS’ Quality & Environment Policy is the base of our management system. It is reviewed every year to meet with the evolving requirements of our clients, shareholders and other parties involved.

Our management system relies on processes to ensure our constant improvement. It allows us to continue our development in the long-term, to increase our competitiveness while protecting the environment in our daily activities.

  • key figures
    3 site locations : Orléans, Aubagne and Le Barp
  • 225 employees
  • 60% of engineers
  • 1102m² of clean room in Orléans

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