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 www.FLIR.com.


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