U.S. Army employs infrared raised angle marking systems in training, operational exercises

GLENN DALE, Md., 24 Jan. 2007. TVI Corporation, a supplier of first receiver and first responder products, has been awarded a contract valued at more than $300,000 for its infrared raised angle marking systems (IRAMS) from the U.S. Army. Apache aviation units from Fort Hood, Hunter Army Airfield, and the Arizona National Guard will receive TVI's IRAMS panel systems in support of training and operational exercises for future deployments.

Jan 24th, 2007

GLENN DALE, Md., 24 Jan. 2007.TVI Corporation, a supplier of first receiver and first responder products, has been awarded a contract valued at more than $300,000 for its infrared raised angle marking systems (IRAMS) from the U.S. Army. Apache aviation units from Fort Hood, Hunter Army Airfield, and the Arizona National Guard will receive TVI's IRAMS panel systems in support of training and operational exercises for future deployments.

IRAMS technology consists of a series of infrared signaling panels that can be viewed by the thermal imaging/FLIR and night vision systems of the Apache helicopter. It aids in helicopter landings at Forward Arming and Refueling Points (FARPs) by providing increased visibility without the use of visible light during challenging weather or nighttime conditions, helping to reduce the risk of accidents while increasing mission success.

TVI's IRAMS product family is comprised of three functional systems, including the FARP signaling panel system for marking up to eight landing zones, the inverted Y/hazard marking system for communicating the directional approach for landing, and the Apache boresight panel system used to boresight the Apache helicopter.

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