Mitsubishi Electric has decided to stop selling all infrared products outside of Japan. The most immediately affected product is the company’s M-700 large format platinum silicide camera.
Northrop Grumman Electro-Optical Systems is developing a new PbSe focal plane array and also a fused multispectral weapon sight.
BAE SYSTEMS has received an order for uncooled ferroelectric infrared modules from Thales Optronics Netherlands for the LION uncooled sights.
BAE SYSTEMS is delivering an uncooled microbolometer-based Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) to the Army Research Laboratory, ARL.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has completed the 2002 round of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. In all, the agency provided grants totaling more than $334 million in more than 5000 awards.
Four European countries have agreed to develop a next-generation airborne targeting system. The governments of the UK, France, Italy and Spain are jointly launching the Airborne System for Target Recognition (ASTRID) program to be able to deliver improved capability for Laser guided Bombs and other advanced munitions by the end of the decade.