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DRS Receives New Infrared Sensor Orders

Photonics.com
Jul 2002
PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 19 -- DRS Technologies Inc. said it has received new orders to provide uncooled infrared focal plane array (UFPA) sensors for military and commercial applications.

The sensors will be used to support new product development associated with military night vision sighting systems, reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition systems and night driving aids for the US Army's Thermal Omnibus, Brigade Combat Team and Future Combat Systems programs. For commercial applications, the sensors will be integrated into infrared cameras for fire fighting and industrial radiometers for analyzing manufacturing processes. Using microbolometer technology, the sensors provide thermal images regardless of light level, smoke, fog, dust or other obscurants.

The contracts, with a combined value of approximately $5 million, were awarded to DRS by various domestic and international military and commercial customers. The DRS Infrared Technologies unit in Dallas, Texas, will perform work on the contracts; deliveries are expected to be completed this year.



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