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PRESS RELEASE - U.S. Navy Orders Avon Protection Thermal Imaging Cameras

Date: 10 November 2022

Melksham, U.K. (10 Nov. 2022): Avon Protection has received two orders from the U.S. Navy amounting to 584 Mi-TIC S thermal imaging cameras. The Mi-TIC S thermal imaging camera supports naval firefighting operations, including search and rescue and casualty response

The Mi-TIC S was specifically tailored to meet the requirements of the U.S. Navy Damage Controlman firefighting teams and is being rolled-out across the fleet as part of an ongoing equipment modernisation programme.

“This is a significant win for Avon Protection, as well as our strategic partner Darley, who we worked closely with to secure the orders, and demonstrates our commitment to navy firefighter teams and the critical role they play in keeping deployed maritime forces safe on operations,” said Erik Cobham, Vice President Department of Defense, for Avon Protection. “The Mi-TIC S is globally regarded as a best-in-class product and we are extremely pleased that the U.S. Navy has continued to put their faith in our leading protection products.”  

Part of the argus® range of thermal imaging cameras from Avon Protection, the Mi-TIC S is a premium, lightweight thermal imager with industry-leading dynamic range and large display for top performance in the most extreme firefighting environments. The camera provides a crystal-clear image with a dynamic range up to 2000°F (1100°C). It allows users to clearly view extremely high temperatures without whiteout, as well as very low temperature objects. Proven in some of the toughest operating environments, the Mi-TIC S is in use with both sea and shore-based firefighters globally.

The argus® Mi-TIC range of thermal imagers represent the most extensive offering of thermal imaging cameras certified to comply with the latest NFPA 1801:2021 standard. The line is designed and manufactured to the highest levels in the United Kingdom.