Infrared Components Corp., ICC, has been acquired by a local private investment group and has changed its name to Critical Imaging LLC.
Institut national d'optique, INO, is developing a Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS) based on its 160 x 120 pixel VOx microbolometer (50 µm pixel pitch).
FLIR Systems has completed its acquisition of Indigo Systems after the transaction was granted clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act in December and a recent vote of approval by Indigo’s shareholders.
CEDIP Infrared Systems is working to develop a new kind of infrared camera for the detection of surface cracks in nuclear power plants and aircraft.
The first images from NASA’s Space Infrared Telescope (SIRTF) were presented recently and revealed clear pictures dating back to the origins of the universe. The telescope’s 20 - 180 micrometer spectral response enables it to see through thick space dust.
A Raytheon Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) scored a direct hit on a ballistic missile in space during an Aegis BMD Program flight test off the Hawaiian coast in December. The SM-3 is part of the Lockheed Martin-developed Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has selected three industry teams to develop Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM) systems to protect commercial aircraft from man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), typically shoulder-fired missiles.