Infrared thermal camera for Indian Air Force C-130J aircraft to be supplied by FLIR Systems

WILSONVILLE, Ore.—FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore., will supply an infrared camera system to the Indian air force under terms of a $7.2 million Pentagon electro-optical contract for foreign military sales. The FLIR Star SAFIRE III infrared multisensor surveillance system will be employed aboard Indian C-130J surveillance aircraft.

The Star SAFIRE III thermal infrared camera has electro optics consisting of an 640-by-480-pixel indium antimonide infrared sensor and thermal imaging camera, optional color CCD zoom camera, optional spotter scope, optional low-light image intensifier camera, eye-safe laser range finder, and optional digital inertial measurement unit and GPS sensor.

The military infrared electro-optical system from FLIR Systems is able to cover 360 degrees, at elevations from 30 to -120 degrees, offers an RS 232 interface to laptop or handheld computer, meets the guidelines of MIL-STD-810E and MIL-STD-461F, and sports ARINC 429 and MIL-STD-1553 aircraft interfaces.

Work on this order will be at FLIR’s facility in Wilsonville, Ore. Deliveries are to be completed by 2011.

For more information, visit FLIR Systems online at

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