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FLIR

(Forward Looking InfraRed) A thermal energy detection technology used in planes, ships, tanks and cars for recognizing distant objects in fog and in the dark. The term was coined to contrast this method with airborne "sideways tracking," which scans the environment below with a row of IR detectors moving like a push broom. See infrared wavelengths.
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The FLIR T1K has all the tools experts need to work quickly and efficiently.
Flir One costs around 150 [pounds sterling] from online retail outlets.
We are extremely pleased to have been named as a FLIR Authorized Service Center," said Ron Magocsi, chief technical officer at Helinet Technologies.
Temperatures up to +250[degrees]C can be measured with the FLIR i5 and it can detect thermal differences as small as 0.
The target reticle on the collimator may be much blighter when boresighting the new FLIR.
Of the 14 different programs currently managed by PM FLIR, three are of particular note as capabilities that have been proven combat enablers, have enhanced mission capability, and provide both force protection and a distinct advantage over the bad guys: Second Generation FLIR (SGF); Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3); and Driver's Vision Enhancer (DVE).
On similar missions, real-time FLIR video played a valuable role for Marine Corps and naval special warfare snipers riding in the cabin of the SH-60B.
The chain of command gathered in CIC to watch the FLIR on one of the cruiser's large-screen displays.
The combination of range and contrast of modern FLIR systems makes them useful for reconnaissance over and above their primary purpose of navigation and targeting.
The FLIR operator said the thermal image of her house was consistent with that of a structure being used for an indoor marijuana-growing operation.
Because thermal anomalies reveal surface pollution, the team fitted a helicopter with a flir (forward-looking infrared) system to passively map sea-surface temperatures.