WHEN soldiers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, at Fort Hood, Texas, received M1A2 tanks in September 2002, the Army's newest forward-looking infrared
system was built in.
But those tragic deaths merely foreshadowed the hideous events of April 19th: The prolonged gassing of the Davidians' church complex by the FBI; the ensuing fire that enveloped the complex; and the horrifying spectacle--captured on forward-looking infrared
tape--of federal paramilitaries directing automatic weapons fire into the burning complex, cutting off avenues of possible retreat.
These 1/4 wave aluminum 6061-T6 substrate mirrors are available with protected aluminum coatings for visible applications or protected goad coatings for use in forward-looking infrared
As if that wasn't complicated enough, in the middle of the project, they decided they wanted to add a forward-looking infrared
sensor to provide images at night and during adverse weather conditions.
Because thermal anomalies reveal surface pollution, the team fitted a helicopter with a flir (forward-looking infrared
) system to passively map sea-surface temperatures.
An example of the company's capabilities is its work with Hughes Electro Optical Operations, a division of Hughes Aircraft Corp, on development and manufacturing of forward-looking infrared
(FLIR) targeting pods for the Navy's F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.
Raytheon officials said its third wave of forward-looking infrared
devices, called FLIR, could be in soldiers' hands within a few years.
Building on the successful LITENING G4, the enhanced LITENING SE includes technologies such as true 1Kx1K forward-looking infrared
and charge-coupled device sensors, short-wave infrared laser imaging sensor, color symbology, tracker improvements, enhanced zoom and two-way multiband data link.
Leeds Bradford's vehicle also has a forward-looking infrared
camera (FLIR), which locates hot spots on an aircraft and enables a driver to respond to an emergency even in low visibility conditions.
The upgrade includes installation of the improved thermal sight system 2nd generation forward-looking infrared
radar, spare and repair parts, test equipment, personnel training and training equipment and other related elements of programme support.
The CROWS sensor suite includes a daytime video camera, a second-generation forward-looking infrared
(FLIR) sight, and a laser range finder for day and night missions.