Teledyne Technologies to acquire FLIR Systems in a blending of military electro-optical sensor specialists

Jan. 13, 2021
Teledyne provides instrumentation, digital imaging and software, and military electronics, while FLIR focuses on intelligent sensing for defense.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Teledyne Technologies Inc. in Thousand Oaks, Calif., has agreed to buy FLIR Systems in Wilsonville, Ore., in an $8 billion cash-and-stock acquisition to expand its electro-optical sensor offerings for the defense industry. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

13 Jan. 2021 -- "At the core of both our companies is proprietary sensor technologies," says Teledyne Chairman Robert Mehrabian. "Our business models are also similar: we each provide sensors, cameras and sensor systems to our customers."

Teledyne is a provider of instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems. FLIR focuses on intelligent sensing for defense and industrial applications.

Teledyne electro-optical products are used in the Boeing Space Launch System for NASA. FLIR and Teledyne provide components for the Lockheed Martin F-35 joint strike fighter.

Related: NASA taps Teledyne for space-qualified electro-optical sensor for WFIRST space telescope

Related: Navy chooses electro-optical and thermal-imaging sensors from FLIR for patrol boat nighttime operations

Related: Optical imaging cameras for machine vision and industrial imaging applications introduced by Teledyne DALSA

John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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