FLIR began in 1978 by manufacturing equipment for use in energy audits. Today, they specialize in thermal imaging cameras for law enforcement aircraft, radiometry devices for monitoring industrial systems, and thermal imaging systems for use in ground-based security, law enforcement, and search and rescue. Today FLIR has become a globally recognized major manufacturer and maintains many major government and corporate customers as well as civilian customers.
For commercial applications, FLIR offers products for use where the primary requirements are to either see at night and in adverse conditions or to detect and measure minute temperature differences. This makes FLIR products ideal for use in commercial and infrastructure security, transportation safety and night vision, recreational boating, firefighting, personal night vision, predictive and preventative machinery maintenance, industrial test and measurement, and gas and fluid leak detection. FLIR supports all their products in these areas with OEM sub-components to keep their equipment working at its best.
For government applications, FLIR offers the highest performing thermal imaging and radar surveillance systems, chemical and explosive detection products, and turn-key integrated sensor solutions. These products are sold to governments around the globe and are used daily for force protection, airborne and ground-based surveillance, search and rescue, law enforcement, perimeter security, border and maritime patrol, navigation safety, drug interdiction, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives detection.
Revenue (2010): $1.4 billion
Business in more than 100 countries