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On February 19th, as part of its development strategy, LEADER has acquired the company ACTIVE PHOTONICS, specializing in the design and manufacture of thermal imaging cameras.


The LEADER TIC Thermal imaging cameras are specifically designed to meet the specific needs of each application: firefighting, safety, and emergency-rescue.

The range includes of 3 models:

Thermal Imaging Camera for firefighting response - LEADER TIC - Mini.jpg

  • LEADER TIC Mini / HORNET micro: Small and efficient
    • Particularly suitable for the inside attack, the LEADER TIC Mini / HORNET Micro has all the important features for fire response and the search for missing persons.

  • Thermal Imaging Camera - LEADER TIC - Mono Display.jpgLEADER TIC Mono display / HORNET M1:
    • The LEADER TIC Mono Display / HORNET M1 offers a wide range of essential features for fire interventions including video recording which is ideal for firefighting training

  • Thermal Imaging camera for security applications - LEADER TIC - Bi-ocular.jpgLEADER TIC Binocular / HORNET M und B : Multi-use
    • The LEADER TIC Bi-ocular is suitable for multiple types of interventions such as firefighting but also safety applications such as tactical surveillance, covert operations, border security, etc.




Based at Villach in Austria, former employees of ACTIVE PHOTONICS now complete and reinforce the LEADER team and ensure on-site development activities and production of thermal imaging cameras.

LEADER, known as a manufacturer of Positive Pressure fans (PPV) for firefighting and designer of USAR victim search equipment, thus acquires a new production business, by adding thermal imaging cameras LEADER TIC to its catalogue.

This investment fits with LEADER’s development strategy of offering to all firefighting and rescue professionals across the world, robust, reliable and essential equipment for their interventions.
All LEADER equipment is designed with and for them.