electro-optic tech

created in 1995
Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • 1972 University of Michigan
    – Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM)
  • 1986 ERIM presented holography weapon (electro-optic) sight prototypes to the US Army for use with helicopter gunships and anti-aircraft artillery
  • 1995 ERIM as incubator, subsidiary EOTECH created to apply holographic technology to small firearms sights
  • 1996 EOTECH introduced the first holography weapon sight (HWS) at SHOT Show in conjunction with Bushnell
  • 1996 won the Optic of the Year Award
  • 2001 introduced military and law enforcement HWS models
  • November 2004 archery sight was discontinued
  • 2005 EOTECH acquired by L-3 Communication (now L3Harris)
    – one of the world’s largest defense contractors
  • 2015, the U.S. Government sued EOTECH for civil fraud
    – EOTECH settled for $25.6 million
  • 2016 EOTECH introduced VUDU precision rifle scopes
  • 2018 Golden Bullseye Optic of the Year award
  • 2020 EOTECH officially separated from L3Harris
  • 2020 purchased by American Holoptics



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