FLIR Systems to Provide EO/IR Sensor Tech for Coast Guard Transport Aircraft

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A FLIR Systems subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $17.9 million from the U.S. Navy to supply up to 19 high-definition electro-optical/infrared sensors for the Coast Guard‘s fleet of HC-27J transport aircraft.

The Defense Department said Monday that FLIR’s surveillance business will deliver Star SAFIRE 380-HD systems along with cabling, controller units, mounting hardware and software to the Coast Guard under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

The company will also perform logistics support and technical engineering work on Star SAFIRE equipment.

Star SAFIRE HD is designed to produce high-definition video that complies with DoD and NATO standards for HD image acquisition, according to FLIR.

The system is equipped with daylight, low-light, megapixel thermal, laser payloads and an integrated inertial measurement unit that helps users locate targets.

Contract work will occur in Patuxent River, Maryland and Wilsonville, Oregon, through June 2022.