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FLIR to Supply Surveillance Systems to Middle East/North African Customers

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FLIR Star SAFIRE IIIthermal system image(click to view larger) FLIR Systems received a $6.7 million contract to supply infrared multi-sensor surveillance systems to unidentified customers in the Middle East and North Africa. The surveillance systems are based on a commercially-developed/military-qualified (CDMQ) model that provides EO/IR products deployable on airborne, maritime, and land platforms. FLIR is supplying its Star SAFIRE III and Ultra Series surveillance systems: The Star SAFIRE III [pdf] is an airborne thermal imaging system. It has a number of military applications, including search and rescue, reconnaissance, border and coastal patrol, target identification, unmanned aerial vehicles, and force protection. The Ultra Series are multi-role thermal imaging systems. The Ultra 8000 [pdf] sensor has a triple payload capability features a high resolution, digital infrared video processor that delivers infrared imagery even in extreme climates. The contract was awarded by the US Army through the Foreign Military Sales program.

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