WILSONVILLE, Ore., 27 Sept. 2011. U.S. Army officials needed infrared sensors for the Army's fleet of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters performing medical evacuation missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. They found their solution from FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore.The Army placed a $20.9 million delivery order for the FLIR Systems Star SAFIRE II stabilized multi-sensor thermal imaging systems to support the Army's MEDEVAC program. FLIR Systems announced the order on Monday.Work under this order will be at FLIR's facility in Wilsonville, Ore., with deliveries to be completed within the next year, FLIR officials say.The Star SAFIRE II has a 320-by-240-pixel indium antimonide infrared array for thermal imaging, and carry as many as five separate payloads: long-range thermal imager, low-light TV, long-range spotter scope, laser rangefinder, and laser illuminator for the Army UH- & HH-60 A and L model Black Hawk helicopters.
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