NPZ - defense and protection "is the oldest optical-mechanical factory in Russia (founded in 1905). It has scientific and technical potential and a production potential for the development of optical-mechanical and electronic optical devices for civil use The factory has accumulated considerable theoretical experience, developed unique technologies and precision technological equipment. The new developments incorporate a base of perspective elements - second and third generation electro-optical devices, programmed microcomputers, television devices and thermal devices with optical electronic information processing systems. The factory presents its products at international fairs and participates in tenders launched by States for delivery special equipment and defense equipment independently and in cooperation with the intermediary JSC Rosoboronexport State Area. The advanced production facilities with strong scientific and technical potential allow the company to expand and update the products manufactured at the advanced level and to improve their quality permanently.