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Flir Lands Laser System Contract

Photonics.com
Aug 2006
BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 10, 2006 -- Flir Systems Inc. of Billerica, Mass., won a $34.8-million targeting system contract with the US Navy. Flir is scheduled to produce the advanced laser system for the Naval Surface Warfare Systems in Crane, Ind. The work is expected to be completed by 2011, and the system is designed for use by special operations forces.

Flir specializes in thermal imaging and broadcast camera systems for surveillance, airborne broadcasting and search and rescue government operations. The company is based in Portland, Ore., and has a development site in Billerica.

For more information, visit: www.flir.com


GLOSSARY
thermal imaging
The process of producing a visible two-dimensional image of a scene that is dependent on differences in thermal or infrared radiation from the scene reaching the aperture of the imaging device.
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