Chelmsford-based e2v, manufacturer of Argus thermal imaging cameras, today announced its winning bid to supply the UK Royal Navy with its Argus4 thermal imaging cameras.
The occasion was marked by a visit from the MoD to e2v’s UK head offices in Essex and a handover of the first camera in the order worth £1.1m.
‘After a careful assessment of cameras available on the global market today, the MoD has chosen to equip the UK Navy with e2v’s Argus4 thermal imaging cameras,’ said Gordon MacSween, e2v’s divisional director for RF & Sensors.
‘e2v was the very first to supply the Royal Navy with thermal imaging cameras, back in the 1980’s,’ added MacSween. ‘I’m confident that, thanks to the Argus camera’s leading technology, and extreme reliability this will be the first of many wins to supply Argus cameras to naval fleets and marine industries around the world.’
According to e2v, Argus4 thermal imaging cameras are suitable for multiple applications. In firefighting situations in ships, buildings and planes, they save time in scene assessment, quickly locating the source of any fire and any casualties.
In addition to their continued service with the UK Navy, Argus thermal imaging cameras are also in service with the Swedish, Australian, Indian and Pakistan navies, the US Coastguard and fire departments across the world.