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Star SAFIRE 380-HD for USCG HC-27J

27th June 2017 - 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


FLIR Systems has received a $17.9 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to supply 19  systems for the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) HC-27J surveillance aircraft fleet, the company announced on 22 June.

In addition to Star SAFIRE 380-HD systems, FLIR Systems will also provide cabling, controller units, software, mounting hardware, technical engineering services, and logistics support.

The Star SAFIRE 380-HD is a 15" durable turret, multi-spectral, digital high-definition optical sensor designed for use on unmanned aircraft system, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The system, weighing less than 100lbs, boasts the capability to run eight payloads simultaneously, including both short-wave infrared and a laser designator.

Kevin Tucker, VP and general manager of FLIR Surveillance, said: ‘We are proud to continue our support of the USCG. As the HC-27J is the newest of the coast guard platforms, it is critical to deliver not only leading performance, but also unmatched support. Flying constantly, the coast guard saves lives and protects our nation, and we take our part of enabling their success seriously.’

The systems for contract orders will be manufactured in Wilsonville, Oregon.

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