BAE awarded SAFETY Act designation for handheld uncooled infrared cameras

Published 17 July 2006

Large British defense contractor joins the exclusive SAFETY Act fraternity (fewer than 50 members) with its infrared cameras

Good news for the transatlantic defense contractor BAE Systems: DHS has awarded it the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act designation and certification for its family of fixed-mount and handheld uncooled infrared cameras. The government also certified the company’s cameras — the PMC300 and LTC550 fixed-mount IR cameras and the HHC100 series of handheld IR cameras — as “approved products for homeland security.” In receiving the SAFETY Act designation, BAE Systems has joined a small fraternity of fewer than fifty companies with products on which DHS has conferred SAFETY Act status since the legislation passed in 2002.

BAE Systems has more than 100,000 employees worldwide, and its sales exceeded $28 billion in 2005.