Renowned German optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss sold over 75% division shares Optronics, which specialized in the creation of military and security optics, creating both periscopes for submarines and perimeter surveillance systems.
Buyer - company Cassidian, which is part of the group EADS. The reason for the sale is the desire of Carl Zeiss to gradually abandon the production of optics for military needs. The amount of the transaction is not called.
Today, Optronics is a fairly large and highly successful enterprise. One of the important points of the agreement concluded by Carl Zeiss and Cassidian is that the latter undertakes not to dismiss any of the employees, and indeed not to make any global changes in the work of the enterprise. At least until 2015.