Airborne Systems

Extraordinary Vision for Every Mission

With more than 3,000 EO/IR sensors on order or delivered, the Star SAFIRE® series provides the longest range performance in its class. This series of products includes the Star SAFIRE 380-HD, the world's most widely deployed full-HD EO/IR system. Through its unique ability to operate on any platform and in the harshest conditions, the Star SAFIRE series has been installed on more than 100 different types of helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, ships, land vehicles and observation towers in 70+ nations around the globe.

Star SAFIRE 380-HD

The World’s Most Widely Deployed Full-HD EO/IR System

The world's first and only all-digital, full high definition system provides superior image stabilization, ultra long range imaging performance, and true metadata embedded in the digital video. The Star SAFIRE 380-HD is fully hardened for military fixed-wing and helicopter operations so it can operate continuously in all conditions--even while sitting on the tarmac with no airflow.




The World’s Most Widely Deployed Full-HD EO/IR System

The world's first and only all-digital, full High Definition system provides superior image stabilization, ultra long range imaging performance, true metadata embedded in the digital video, all with laser designation and rangefinder. The Star SAFIRE 380-HLD also provides the ability to operate continuously in all conditions—even while sitting on the tarmac with no airflow.



Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc

Long Range Targeting Performance in a Compact System

Introducing the Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc compact, high-definition, multisensor targeting system designed specifically for use on light rotorwing aircraft. The 380-HLDc provides an unmatched "SWaP-T" advantage in a sensor package tailored to give light attack helicopters the uncompromising ISR&T performance required to locate, identify, and engage targets at maximum range.



Star SAFIRE 380-HDc

Long Range Performance in a Compact System

Introducing the Star SAFIRE 380-HDc, the first in a new class of compact, high performance, stabilized, HD imaging systems specifically engineered for helicopter ISR operators. Star SAFIRE 380-HDc provides an unmatched SWaP-C advantage for airborne applications that demand high performance ISR in a light-weight, compact package. Specifically tailored to excel at long range performance under extreme rotary aircraft conditions.



UltraForce 350-HD

Compact Electro-Optical Airborne System with High Definition

With large gimbal performance but weighing in at just 28 kg, the UltraForce 350-HD's all-European content and proven operational performance make it the ideal choice for airborne programs around the world.




Single LRU EO/IR Imaging System

The Star SAFIRE 260-HLD is a lightweight, gyrostabilized nine inch turret that provides up to six payloads simultaneously, including diode pumped laser designation. The Star SAFIRE 260-HLD offers a solid military program heritage in airborne, naval, and land vehicle installations. Star SAFIRE 260-HLDsystems are suitable for all classes of applications and are fully MIL-SPEC qualified.



Star SAFIRE 230-HD

The Most Compact HD Multi-Sensor

The most compact HD system available, the Star SAFIRE® 230-HD provides up to seven simultaneous payloads in a 9" package.



World's First Full High Definition Multi-Spectral Imaging System

The Star SAFIRE HD is the only EO/IR sensor in its class to provide full digital high-definition video from all of its imaging sensors – with output video that meets US DoD and NATO specifications for HD acquisition. Star SAFIRE HD features megapixel thermal, daylight, and low-light cameras with high magnification optics; laser payloads; and a fully-integrated IMU to precisely locate targets. It is a true digital system, not a hybrid analog/digital system.




The Multi-Mission Imaging Solution for Land and Air Applications

The Star SAFIRE III is one of the world’s most popular gyro-stabilized EO/IR systems. Carrying seven payloads and tested/qualified beyond Mil Specs, this system is the workhorse for airborne, land and maritime force protection and medevac in hotspots around the world. Over 500 Star SAFIRE III's have been delivered to the U.S. military, NATO and nations worldwide.




The Most Powerful Multi-Sensor Targeting System in its Class

The BRITE Star II systems are the latest generation of the combat-proven BRITE Star laser designation system. With a 100% duty cycle, diode-pumped laser rangefinder/designator and in-flight boresighting, the BRITE Star II is always ready for action. Its range performance, sensor combination, and program record make it the low-risk choice for reliable, long range target designation.




Multi-Mission, AWR Certified Imaging Solution for HH-60 and UH-60 Blackhawk Variants

The world standard in 320x240 InSb thermal imaging, Star SAFIRE II can carry up to five separate payloads: long-range thermal imager, low-light TV, ultra long-range spotter scope, laser rangefinder and laser illuminator. Fully AWR-certified for use on US Army UH- & HH-60 A and L model Blackhawks, the Star SAFIRE II is combat-proven, reliable and ready.




High Performance Multi-Sensor

The Talon continues the FLIR tradition of providing military-qualified EO/IR systems that operate on a variety of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, ships, small boats, and land vehicles. The Talon is a program-proven, lightweight, gyro-stabilized 9" turret that contains up to six payloads simultaneously, with SMPTE digital video forall channels, ensuring the highest resolution images.




Compact Long Range Airborne Multi-Sensor System

The world's number one selling law enforcement thermal imager, the Ultra8500 is a compact, stabilized multi-sensor system designed for Pursuit/Patrol and Surveillance missions. This model is based on the 9" gimbal design, configured for specific law enforcement missions.



MERLIN Intelligence Suite

Making your sensors more intelligent

An adaptive system intelligence system for 380-HD and 380-HDc high definition imaging sensors, the Merlin Intelligence Suite reduces operator fatigue while improving crew effectiveness. Merlin Intelligence Suite includes features like MERLIN MTI that reduce operator fatigue while simultaneously improving their mission effectiveness by allowing them to concentrate on assessing small targets that are easily overlooked in the flood of information provided by HD thermal imagery.



Corona 350 II

Gyro-Stabilized Power Line Inspection System With Up To Four Different Camera Payload Options

The Corona 350 II is a gyro-stabilized system specially configured with cameras for the airborne inspections and management of utility assets.