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FLIR Systems experiencing high demand for airborne imaging systems around the world

2nd June 2009 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


FLIR Systems announced today that it is experiencing a strong demand around the world for the company's Star SAFIRE and Talon classes of stabilised, multi-sensor airborne systems.

Since the start of 2009, FLIR Systems has received more than 135 electro-optic/infrared system orders for a variety of airborne applications and platforms in the Americas, Asia-Pacific region, Middle East and Europe.

During this period the United States government ordered systems for their Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy. In addition, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Korea and Spain have all ordered the company's life saving systems.

To date, FLIR Systems has delivered in excess of 4,000 systems that have been fitted on more than 100 different types of fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and ships.

"The strong demand for FLIR Systems' technologically advanced systems throughout the world is a testimony to our sensors' high performance, reliability, and effectiveness," said William A. Sundermeier, president of FLIR Government Systems. "With imaging systems in more than 75 countries around the world, our customers truly are our credentials."

These sensors are to be installed on a wide range of aircraft including, the AgustaWestland AW139, Bombardier Dash 8,Sikorsky S-70, BT-67, Sikorsky HU/HH-60, Northrop-Grumman MQ-8B Firescout, Bell-Textron UH-1N/Y, Lockheed-Martin P-3C, and Eurocopter EC135. 

Applications include search-and-rescue (SAR), combat search-and-rescue (CSAR), maritime patrol, counterinsurgency (COIN), law enforcement and sovereignty protection, reconnaissance, armed scout, and target designation.

"In recent weeks FLIR systems' sensors have been used in the SAR efforts surrounding the North Dakota floods and the Italian earthquake, piracy incidents in the Gulf of Aden, drug interdiction and seizures in the Caribbean.," continued Sundermeier. "No matter where in the world these types of events take place, it is more than likely that our imaging systems are not only involved, but are saving lives."

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