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Dec 17th, 2011
Raytheon awarded $13M for thermal imagers
Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Mass., has been awarded $13.4 million by DARPA to develop a manufacturing process that will make thermal imagers more affordable and thus accessible to every military combatant.
Under the three-year contract, Goleta-based Raytheon Vision Systems will develop wafer-scale manufacturing processes to reduce the size, weight, power and cost of thermal cameras so that they can be integrated into cell phones and other portable electronics. Wider availability would enhance situational awareness and information sharing among dismounted soldiers and individual intelligence personnel, where a common view of the battlefield is critical.
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