"Our team is excited to be selected to support Rockwell Collins for their participation in the KC-46 program," said Frank Vallese, President at Sofradir EC, Inc.
(PRWEB) April 29, 2013
Sofradir EC, Inc. announced that it has been selected by Rockwell Collins to provide high resolution infrared cameras to support their contract with Boeing for the U.S. Air Force's KC-46 Tanker Program. Rockwell Collins is a major supplier to Boeing on the KC-46 and will provide a wide range of technologies.
The award is associated with the Rockwell Collins Remote Vision System (RVS) that permits aerial refueling at any time, under any lighting conditions. The RVS is a combination of 2D and 3D technologies, providing visual information to support refueling operations. The Sofradir EC infrared cameras will be used for advanced situational awareness and in the vision system required for the aerial refueling.
"Our team is excited to be selected to support Rockwell Collins for their participation in the KC-46 program," said Frank Vallese, President at Sofradir EC, Inc. "Our U.S. team has designed some very unique and high performing products. We’re delighted that our extensive experience in infrared imaging engine development will be useful to Rockwell Collins in their contribution to the new tanker program.”
“Our participation in the tanker program was an excellent application for our high resolution COTS infrared imaging cores. Our cores are ideal for a multitude of thermal imaging systems including handheld, ground vehicle, and airborne EOIR platforms” said Chris Alicandro, Vice President of Sales at Sofradir EC.
Sofradir EC, Inc. (formerly known as Electrophysics Corp.) is headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey where they design and manufacture advanced thermal imaging products, including cooled and uncooled infrared imaging cores and engines as well as low-light image intensifier based night vision systems for use with portable digital SLR and camcorder platforms.