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EO/IR Special Report: Leonardo eyes Asia SAR market

20th February 2018 - 09:00 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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Infrared detector technology has a wide appeal in the Asia-Pacific, not least to support airborne search and rescue (SAR) operations in the aftermath of natural disasters.

To this end, Leonardo’s IR detectors are undergoing a resurgence in the region, where the company is successfully competing with local suppliers based on its experience in developing sensing technology, at a cost point that fits with the budgets requirements of these countries.

‘This region is a rapidly expanding market for us and we successfully compete with indigenous suppliers,’ David Bishton, head of sales and marketing for IR detectors, told Shephard.

‘We are leaders

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