About Us

We are a family owned and operated business with a strong sense of community.

Advanced Optics Team

We are Advanced Optics

Left to right: Zac, Jayden, Paul, Lisa, Ant, Christine, Jojo, Annette, Jo.

Pulsar Image Quality

Advanced Optics New Zealand

Advanced Optics is a trading name of Archetype Precision Systems Limited, a family owned and run business. In 2011, we were appointed New Zealand and the South Pacific exclusive distributor for Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide, manufacturers of the globally popular Pulsar brand.

We are the best supplier of electro-optics because:

  • Our product range is selected by evaluation that considers fitness for purpose, performance, features and value for money. This approach provides us with the confidence to invest in stock that will benefit our customers. 
  • All goods are tested by ourselves upon arrival from the manufacturer to ensure that they are still in the same condition as when they left the factory and our after-sales service is second to none.

We serve the recreational user market through our network of dedicated stockists.


Coastguard New Zealand

Professional, volunteer and government users

Our professional, government and volunteer clients benefit from a high level of consultation and the availability of demonstration sets for real-world evaluation.

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 Choosing the correct product is critical for its success. Optics with different characteristics can be compered side by side. Our advise is based upon experience.

After sales service is a priority. We offer ongoing support and provide loan models to cover for goods that are being repaired or serviced.


We offer equipment subsidises to several volunteer charities and trusts. If your organisation would benefit from our optics, please contact us here: https://www.advancedoptics.nz/buy/professional-users/


We are also keen to hear from wildlife trusts, search and rescue organisations, and other community organisations. If you are a volunteer educator of young and novice persons interested in hunting, pest control and conservation, we would like to hear from you. We are open to suggestions and ideas.

Proud sponsor of Coastguard New Zealand

We began our Coastguard New Zealand sponsorship after their National Conference in 2012. We were so impressed by the hard work and risks undertaken by the Coastguard volunteers, who perform heroic acts selflessly and with a sense of duty.

We have since attended every Coastguard since as a principal sponsor.

Christine Coastguard Conference

Advanced Optics managing director Christine Stewart-Corke making her customary Welcome Dinner speech at the 2016 Coastguard New Zealand Conference in Taupo. 2016 was a special year as it celebrated the Coastguard’s 40 year anniversary. We were proud to be involved.


Coastguard Conference 2022

Advanced Optics proudly sponsored the 2022 Conference Day 2 and 3, as well as the Air Patrol Special Merit Award.

We also donated a set of ANV Gen3 goggles and a Pulsar Lexion XP38 thermal imager by way of raffle. Jo Nicholls of Advanced Optics, gave a speech drew the winning tickets.

Coastguard New Zealand need your support. One day you, or a loved one may need them.

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Coastguard New Zealand

Sad News: Aliaksandr Alsheuski

Aliaksander Alsheuski

April 2023

Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide founder Aliaksandr Alsheuski has died suddenly at the age of 61. Alieksandr was a great visionary, philanthropist and leader. He is sadly missed by all. We offer our sincere condolences to Alieksandr’s family, friends and colleagues.

Some of Aliaksandr’s eulogies:


Vilnius University Foundation

Aliaksandr Alsheuski, one of the most generous philanthropists of the VU Foundation, passed away

Aliaksandr Alsheuski, the founder and long-time CEO of Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide Group of Companies, who grew his business to become a world leader in the civilian thermal imaging optics market, passed away unexpectedly at age 61.

The Vilnius University Foundation also knew Alsheuski as an inspiring philanthropist who actively supported Lithuanian education and science, socially sensitive organisations and Ukrainian refugees. Alsheuski was one of the most generous philanthropists of the VU Foundation, contributing EUR 100,000 to the endowment capital in 2022.

The community has lost an exceptional business leader and a man with a huge heart. The VU Foundation team extends its sincere condolences to A. Alsheuski’s family, relatives, friends and colleagues.


Lithuania Post

Aliaksandr Alsheuski, the long-time founder of the Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide group of companies, has died Business

Alexander was not only a professional in his field, but also a person with an extraordinary talent for uniting people. He knew how to inspire others to achieve the highest results, create an atmosphere of trust and support in the team, and was an example of perseverance and dedication to a common goal.

He was a visionary who not only saw the possibilities, but also knew how to implement them. His ideas and intuition have transformed Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide into a world-class group of companies that has become a global market leader in civilian thermal imaging optics.

It was a personality indifferent to the pain of others, thanks to which the company carried out active social activities, supported socially sensitive organizations, and during the war in Ukraine provided significant support to Ukrainian refugees.

The entire team at Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide extends our deepest condolences to his family, loved ones and friends. We will always remember Alexander as an outstanding business leader and a person with a big heart.

Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide Group of Companies

Aliaksandr Alsheuski started creating the history of the group of companies in 1991. from the production of handmade wooden observation optics. The first five wooden products were assembled in the basement of an unfinished house in Lyda (Belarus), and the devices themselves were sold in Lithuania, Germany, Poland and Italy.

in 1995 entered the American market after starting cooperation with partners from the USA. On the basis of this partnership in 1998 Beltex Optic was established and the Yukon Advanced Optics brand was born, with a core portfolio of spotting scopes and binoculars. As the range of daytime optics grew, in 1999 the company started producing the first night vision devices, and already in 2005 the company’s share of the first-generation night devices in the world market reached 70%.

in 2004 “Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide” group of companies is established, with headquarters in Vilnius. In 2005, the group of companies became the first manufacturer in the world to offer digital night devices to the civilian market. In 2009, the Pulsar brand was registered, which today forms an essential part of Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide’s production. In 2012, the company became the first manufacturer in the world to introduce thermal imaging devices for civil purpose optics.

Today, Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide is one of the most advanced groups of high-tech companies operating in Europe, with branches in 7 countries and more than 1000 employees.

Dual-Use goods and export restrictions

Pulsar products are classified as Dual-Use, which means that they have applications for both military and civilian use and are restricted under the Wassenaar Arrangement and other international laws.

To stock, supply and return goods for servicing in New Zealand, we hold licensing issued by:

  • European Economic Union Export Control Organisation
  • Bureau for Industry and Security, and
  • New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Pulsar thermal imagers are restricted due to Lynred sensors holding defence accreditations.

Our license clearly stipulates that our Dual-Use goods are not to be re-exported, except for factory servicing through ourselves.

For more information about current restrictions, visit:


Professional line of optic and electro-optic devices with enhanced functionality for experienced users and specialists in different spheres: hunting, animal research observation (incl. without direct visibility and in difficult atmospheric conditions), night and thermal photo and video shooting, search and rescue. Integration with external computer devices, with internet is a standard for development of new and modification of old products.

Wide range of day and night optic and electro-optic devices for explorers, hunters, fishermen and nature enthusiasts. Yukon devices are distinguished by slim design and enhanced usability.