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Flir Nabs $15M Army Contract

Photonics.com
Sep 2009
Flir Systems Inc., a manufacturer of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems for a wide variety of thermography and imaging applications, announced that it has been awarded a delivery order totaling $15.4 million from the US Army Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville, Ala., for its Star Safire stabilized multisensor systems. The units delivered under this order will be installed on Army Black Hawk helicopters in support of ongoing medevac missions. Work on the delivery order will be completed within the next 12 months in Flir’s Wilsonville, Ore., facility.



GLOSSARY
photonics
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.
thermography
The recording of a scanned pattern on a photographic medium, utilizing the infrared radiation naturally emitted by the object, as well as infrared receptors, such as photoelectric cells.
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