Flir Systems has acquired fellow exhibitor and provider of short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) detectors and laser components Aerius Photonics.

Renamed Flir Electro-Optical Components, Ventura, California-based Aerius specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of high-sensitivity photonic components for use in various applications in the commercial and military markets. Its products include indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)-based infrared detectors, high-powered vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) diodes, ultra-lightweight laser rangefinders and altimeters, and infrared illuminators and pointers.

This acquisition will significantly enhance Flir's ability to serve OEMs across a wide range of technology sectors, and to augment Flir's own SWIR and multispectral systems development capabilities, noted infrared technology specialist Flir Systems.

Source: Flight Daily News