Liteye Systems, Inc. - Creators of Helmet Mounted displays, Thermal Cameras, Augmented Weapons Sights & Counter UAS Systems - Protecting critical infrastructure since 2000
Liteye is a United States company, based in Denver, Colorado, on the front range of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. Liteye Systems, Inc. is a world leader and technology solutions provider and integrator of military and commercial Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), Drone Sense and Warn Systems, rugged, high-resolution, head mounted displays (HMD), micro imaging viewfinders, thermal surveillance systems, convert surveillance systems, electronic warfare packages, radar systems, and fire control software solutions.
All of our cutting-edge solutions feature revolutionary designs in optics, electronics, ergonomics, and form factors that enable a broad range of military and commercial applications. Need something beyond our current product line? Our research development team delivers sophisticated custom packages for some of the world’s largest companies and government agencies. With offices in the UK and sales affiliates worldwide, Liteye truly is moving “Beyond Human Vision”.
About Liteye Products & Services
Helmet-Mounted and Tactical Displays
Thermal Imaging Systems
Anti-UAV Defence Systems
Highly Trained Staff
CEO Kenneth Geyer is finding big growth with the technology to fight the drone wars.
After Geyer and Liteye co-founder and CTO Tom Scott sold a previous VR company in the late 1990s, they launched a new company to make head-mounted displays largely for military and defense. “We wanted to keep that core technology and build a company around it,” says Geyer. “That became Liteye.”
The market has stayed the same in the years since, but a lot has changed. “Military/government is probably 90 percent of our business,” says Geyer. The catalog grew to include surveillance radar and thermal cameras.
The reliance on a single market led to some lean times. “Sequestration years were tough,” says Geyer. “We basically went into slumbertime. . . . We’re only one of two hardcore head-mounted display companies left. They either went to VR or went out of business.”
The changing nature of the 21st century airspace led to a new market for Liteye based on an emerging military need. “There was a drone problem,” says Geyer. “[Drones] watch our troops. They drop bombs. $100, $1,000 drones were very effective.”
And that totally changed the nature of air defense, he adds. “We always controlled the air. All of a sudden, we didn’t.” The military “needed a solution.”
In June 2016, Liteye was part of a 30-day U.S. Army test to find a system to thwart enemy UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones) in the desert near Yuma, Arizona. “At the end of that, we were the last guys standing and we won the contract,” says Geyer. “We could detect, identify, track, and defeat UAVs.”
Liteye Systems, Inc. Executive Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Chief Operating Officer
VP of Operations
VP Business Development
Chief Procurement Officer
Chief Financial Officer