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Paris Air Show 2013: FLIR launches new HD system for helicopters

17th June 2013 - 07:22 GMT | by Darren Lake in Paris

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FLIR launched its latest generation system, the Star Safire 380-HDc, at the Paris Air Show on 17 June. The new compact gimbal is largely aimed at the helicopter market.

‘It’s really a new generation. We’ve upped the ante with the system,’ Dave Strong, head of marketing for FLIR Government Systems, told Shephard. ‘We took a blank sheet of paper, took everything we’ve learnt and repackaged it in the Star Safire 380 HDc.’

The reduced height of the system makes it ideal for helicopter surveillance applications such as law enforcement, SAR and border protection. ‘It would also be good

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