Germanium & DOD Ge Recycling Services

Do you have damaged, stockpiled or decommissioned infrared (IR) optics for target imaging?

Department of Defense Germanium Reclaim/Recycling Program

E. R. Precision Optical Corporation (ERPOC), an Apopka, FL based HUBZone facility has established a unique program to demilitarize optical assemblies, locate, reclaim, recycle or refurbish germanium found in many of our U.S. military & aerospace optical targeting systems. These windows of various sizes, flat to dome shaped, are found in the housings for laser guidance, missile targeting & night-vision/ thermal sensing devices for military and other surveillance applications, across many of our military platforms including M1 tanks, Apache helicopters, AF fighter jets, and Navy ships.

Many of these windows are coated with Thorium, a radioactive and hazardous material. ERPOC is an NRC licensed facility able to remove Thorium coatings and recycle the recovered material into new products.

Benefits for your facility/agency:

  • Lower costs for new products in support of DoD budget concerns
  • Additional revenues to fund your future development
  • SBA/HUBZone credits to meet DoD small business goals
  • Removal of hazardous materials and associated liabilities from
    unused material often stored for many years
  • Assure our strategic resources remain in the US
  • Continue to support our US warfighters with advanced weapons