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FLIR Surveillance awarded $12.6M for sensors aboard littoral combat ships

FLIR Surveillance awarded $12.6M for sensors aboard littoral combat ships

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Aug. 16 (UPI) -- 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, announced Thursday by the Defense Department, 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, the manufacturer said. 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 sys...
Australia steps up surveillance to enforce sanctions against N. Korea

Australia steps up surveillance to enforce sanctions against N. Korea

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April 26 (UPI) -- Australia's defense ministry announced a maritime patrol to conduct surveillance enforcing sanctions against North Korea. A P-8A Poseidon aircraft joined surveillance operations in Japan, where the guided-missile frigate HMAS Melbourne is already deployed with international partners, the ministry said in a statement on Friday. Australia deployed maritime patrol aircraft to the Sea of Japan, which separates Japan from the Korean Peninsula, three times in 2018. The Australian deployment enforces United Nations sanctions against North Korea. The U.N. Security Council has unanimously passed resolutions condemning North Korea for its ongoing nuclear weapons program. The measures include a ban on sales of military equipment and any property convertible to military use, a fre...
Raytheon tests EASR all-purpose surveillance radar for U.S. Navy

Raytheon tests EASR all-purpose surveillance radar for U.S. Navy

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March 20 (UPI) -- The Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar sensor, the U.S. Navy's newest radar, has completed subtesting, its builder, Raytheon Co., announced. The rotating array of radar components was mounted on a 100-foot tower at the Navy's Surface Combat Systems Center at Wallops Island, Va., and will undergo systems-level tracking of aircraft through the end of the year. The EASR system, a collection of radar devices on a 36-square foot platform and an element in the SPY-6 air and missile defense radar system, is the Navy's next generation radar for aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships. The system provides simultaneous anti-air and anti-surface warfare, electronic protection and air traffic control capabilities, Raytheon said. It can be used on a variety of ships, planes, ...