By Month (June 2008)


Auto Night Vision in Europe

A new program called FNIR is being started in Europe to develop a low-cost automotive night vision system based on fused images from an uncooled LWIR imager and a near-infrared (NIR) imager.

Lead Salts Make a Comeback

Imaging lead salt FPAs are poised to make a comeback for niche military applications after having almost disappeared from view.

Last month the U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman (Rolling Meadows) a 20 month $6.1 million contract to continue development on a two-color uncooled, midwave, Lead Selenide (PbSe) Passive Infrared Cueing System (PICS).

DX Rating for Uncooled FPAs Causes Commercial Shortage

The high priority for MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles and their infrared sensors, has led the U.S. Department of Defense to place a DX rating on components, such as uncooled microbolometers that are used in the Driver’s Vision Enhancers (DVE) on these vehicles.

FLIR Systems Pushes Prices Below $3K

Competition in low-end thermography cameras is heating up. FLIR Systems’ latest introduction, the i5 camera, pushes prices below $3K—a level unheard of just a few years ago.

IDGA Night Vision Conference

The 2-day IDGA Night Vision Conference at the end of July includes a number of high-level presentations

Automotive Night Vision Aftermarket Price Reduction

Although infrared automotive night vision systems are usually supplied as a factory-installed option, an aftermarket is developing…

Finmeccanica to Acquire DRS

Finmeccanica S.p.A. (Italy) has agreed to acquire DRS Technologies for $5.2 billion in cash.

New Infrared Imaging Products

 

Company Briefs

 

Government Contract Awards in Infrared Imaging

 

Government Contract Solicitations in Infrared Imaging

 


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