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"The sensor technology is being deployed on virtually every platform imaginable," said David Strong, vice president of marketing at FLIR Systems Inc. Sensors are no longer restricted to multi-million dollar Apache helicopters. Some ground forces are also now receiving the next generation of night vision technology - the enhanced night vision goggle - which blends the ambient light found in traditional image enhancement with infrared signatures, which pick up heat. In anticipation of the Army's development of the next generation of Bradley Fighting Vehicles, BAE Systems has outfitted two of the armored trucks with an array of sensors to both increase situational awareness, and allow for better target acquisition, said Mike Lewis, vice president of business development at BAE Systems.
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