Littoral combat ship sensors contract awarded to FLIRNews
August 19, 2019
WILSONVILLE, Ore. FLIR Surveillance Inc. received a $12.6 million contract for supplies, repairs, and upgrades to sensor systems aboard U.S. Navy littoral combat ships.
The contract refers to FLIR's Saffire III Electro-Optics Sensor Systems. The systems offer image stabilization, long-range and thermal imaging, and color and low-light cameras.
The systems are useful in search and rescue operations, reconnaissance, border and coastal patrol, and target identification, according to the manufacturer. Thousands of the ball-shaped 22-pound systems, which attach to horizontal planes of a vessel or aircraft, have been affixed to helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, as well as on the shallow-water littoral combat ships.
The unit includes an optional sensor system for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear detection.