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  • Flir Awarded $18M for Imaging Systems

Photonics Spectra
Jul 2012
The US Navy Expeditionary Combat Command has awarded Flir Systems Inc. of Wilsonville, Ore., a $17.9 million delivery order for its SeaFlir maritime imaging systems for US Navy patrol boats. The SeaFlir line is deployed for search and rescue, interdiction, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting application missions. The systems are designed for operation in the harshest maritime conditions. Work for this contract will take place at the company’s Billerica, Mass., facility. Deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of this year. Flir supplies sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness.



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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...
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