BAE Systems has developed a three-dimensional imaging system for long range target identification.
FLIR Systems and Max-Viz have formed a strategic partnership in which FLIR is the exclusive distributor of Max-Viz Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) used in military and government helicopters worldwide.
The world market for military infrared systems has been analyzed in a new study by Maxtech International. The military infrared market continues to outpace the growth of many countries’ defense budgets because of the increasing use of infrared in modern weapons systems.
Mine Safety Appliances, MSA, has placed another major order for uncooled thermal imaging engines with Indigo Systems.
The UK and France are in the process of signing a Technical Arrangement to carry out a demonstration of a dual-mode (imaging IR and active laser) seeker. The UK will take the lead in the effort.
An infrared aircraft inspection technique developed by Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems has been named “Project of the Year” by the Department of Defense's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). The method uses constant surface heating (not flashlamps) to illuminate painted aircraft sections and then views the section with a thermal imaging camera (the company is using an Indigo Merlin InSb camera.)
BAE Systems in the UK has long been frustrated by the strict U.S. export controls that have restricted the use of advanced uncooled VOx microbolometers made by its U.S. unit BAE Systems Infrared Imaging Systems, IRIS. The export restrictions have made the bidding of UK military programs difficult because of the piecemeal way in which export approvals had to be obtained.
India’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) is seeking more night vision equipment. In particular, portable thermal imagers are being sought.
Hymatic has been acquired by Honeywell’s Aerospace business unit in Phoenix, Arizona.