PORTLAND, OR.: FLIR Systems, Inc announced today that it is experiencing a strong demand around the world for the company’s Star SAFIRE and Talon classes of stabilized, multi-sensor airborne systems.
Since the start of 2009, FLIR Systems has received more than 135 electro-optic/infrared system orders for a variety of airborne applications and platforms in the Americas, Asia-Pacific region, Middle East and Europe. During this period the United States government ordered systems for their Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy. In addition, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Korea and Spain have all ordered the company’s life saving systems.
To date, FLIR Systems has delivered in excess of 4,000 systems that have been fitted on more than 100 different types of fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and ships.
“The strong demand for FLIR Systems’ technologically advanced systems throughout the world is a testimony to our sensors’ high performance, reliability, and effectiveness,” said William A. Sundermeier, president of FLIR Government Systems. “With imaging systems in more than 75 countries around the world, our customers truly are our credentials.”
These sensors are to be installed on a wide range of aircraft including, the AgustaWestland AW139, Bombardier Dash 8,Sikorsky S-70, BT-67, Sikorsky HU/HH-60, Northrop-Grumman MQ-8B Firescout, Bell-Textron UH-1N/Y, Lockheed-Martin P-3C, and Eurocopter EC135. Applications include search-and-rescue (SAR), combat search-and-rescue (CSAR), maritime patrol, counterinsurgency (COIN), law enforcement and sovereignty protection, reconnaissance, armed scout, and target designation.
“In recent weeks FLIR systems’ sensors have been used in the SAR efforts surrounding the North Dakota floods and the Italian earthquake, piracy incidents in the Gulf of Aden, drug interdiction and seizures in the Caribbean.,” continued Sundermeier. “No matter where in the world these types of events take place, it is more than likely that our imaging systems are not only involved, but are saving lives.”
FLIR Systems continues its global support for customers via the company’s new and expanded regional service center locations in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Australia, Colombia, Dubai (UAE), Japan, United Kingdom, Canada, and Saudi Arabia. At the Paris Air Show, FLIR Systems will reveal the opening of their latest service center in Europe.
FLIR Government Systems, a division of FLIR Systems, Inc., is a world leader in the design, qualification, and manufacture of thermal imaging and stabilized EO/IR systems for a wide variety of airborne, maritime, land based and man-portable applications including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), combat search and rescue (CSAR), border control and drug interdiction, navigation safety, maritime patrol, force protection and facility security, forward observation, training, targeting, and fire control, and laser weapons designation. FLIR Systems is headquartered in Portland Oregon, with service and manufacturing facilities worldwide.