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  • Flir Awarded $9M Contract
Oct 2007
WILSONVILLE, Ore., Oct. 18, 2007 -- Thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems maker Flir Systems Inc. announced today that it has received a $9.3 million fixed-price contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane division, for AN/KAX-1A maritime forward-looking infrared systems.

The stabilized, lightweight, multisensor systems delivered under the contract will support the Long Range Ground Mobility Visual Augmentation Systems (LR-GMVAS) program and provide ground vehicles with an all-weather, day/night, high-resolution, stabilized, thermal imaging capability.

Flir, which is based in Wilsonville, said the work will be performed at its facilities in North Billerica, Mass; deliveries will begin in 2008 and continue into 2012.

"This contract, building on Flir's existing relationship with the special operations community, demonstrates the value of our systems for emerging, vehicle-based applications and furthers our strategy to equip ground-based forces," said Earl R. Lewis, president and CEO of Flir Systems.

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A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control the exposure. In an electronic imaging system, the camera does not use chemical means to store the image, but takes advantage of the sensitivity of various detectors to different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors are transducers...
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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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