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25 July 2007


Teledyne wins AFRL contract to develop focal plane arrays for space defense systems

Teledyne Scientific & Imaging LLC, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc of Thousand Oaks, CA, USA, has been awarded a five-year contract relating to the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) HIGH STARE program, which aims to develop infrared sensor technology for future missile warning and/or missile defense space system applications. Valued in excess of $15m, the contract is jointly sponsored by the AFRL's Materials & Manufacturing Directorate and the Space Vehicles Directorate.

"The HIGH STARE program leverages Teledyne's current capability in growth of high performance Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) detector materials, to develop the large physical size detectors needed for the program," said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Teledyne. "Teledyne Scientific and Imaging has demonstrated a broad background in developing focal plane arrays for space defense systems applications, as well as recent successes in manufacturing and delivery of large format Infrared focal plane arrays with greater than 4 million pixels, and visible light arrays with more than 59 million pixels."

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