The optical industry in Israel started with E Goldberg, who founded Zeiss-Ikon in Germany, and then escaped from the Nazis to Israel in the 1930s. He built Goldberg Instruments, which manufactured a variety of optical products. The company later became Elop. In the early 1950s, In the early 1960s, J Yaffe, who immigrated to Israel from the UK, left the Weizmann Institute and established Rehovot Instruments, which developed IR systems, and subsequently merged with Electro-Optics Industries Ltd. (Elop).Today Elop is the leading company in Israel and one of the most prominent in the world in the field of electro-optics.

Elop based in Rehovot, Israel, is now a wholly-owned subsidiary Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd. (Elop) designs, engineers, manufactures and supports a wide range of electro-optic systems and products mainly for defence, space and homeland security applications; annual sales are  more than $1 bn. (2017)

Elop have designed and manufactured Head Up Displays including a F3 version for the F-16