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FLIR Nabs $13.5M Navy Order

Photonics.com
Apr 2010
PORTLAND, Ore., April 1, 2010 – Flir Systems Inc. announced that it has received a $13.5 million order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division for its Brite Star II multisensor target designation systems.

The order was pursuant to a previously announced $125.3 million, five-year requirements contract. The systems delivered under the order will be used by the US Marine Corps and US Navy for various missions.

Work on the order will be performed at the company’s facilities in Wilsonville, Ore. And is expected to begin and conclude in 2011.

The company designs, manufactures and markets thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems for a range of thermography and imaging applications, including condition monitoring, R&D, manufacturing process control, airborne observation and broadcast, environmental monitoring and ground-based security.

For more information, visit: www.flir.com  


GLOSSARY
camera
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...
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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