FLIR has been awarded a $50 million contract to supply infrared sensors to Navy and Coast Guard patrol boats. FLIR will deliver a variant of its new SeaFLIR 280-HD maritime electro-optical/infrared imaging system for the Patrol Boat Electro-Optics System (PB-EOS) program for the Coast Guard and Navy.
FLIR describes SeaFLIR 280-HD as “the world’s first stabilized compact HD [high definition] multi-sensor marinized imaging system.”
It comes in a turret that weighs less than 50 pounds, has 1,000mm, focal length optics, and its infrared sensors can see through sea mist, smog, smoke and haze.
“We are pleased to extend our successful support of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, and this will further strengthen our already leading presence in the maritime EO/IR market,” said FLIR CEO Andy Teich in a press release.