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June 3, 2020

Coronavirus company news summary – FLIR Systems scanner deployed at Pentagon – British Army resumes trade training

By Harry Lye

3 June

FLIR Systems EST screening system A700 EST-IS has been deployed at the Pentagon to support the fight against Covid-19. The system features the FLIR A700 thermal imaging camera and will screen visitors at the Pentagon Visitor Center in Washington DC for higher than expected skin temperatures. The company is also in talks with the US Department of Defense for several other initiatives and potential applications of its solutions across the armed services. The company said it added $100m in thermal camera bookings during the first quarter.

The British Army’s apprenticeship centre of excellence 1 Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment (1 RSME Regt) is resuming its trade training programme after providing Covid-19 support to the service. The regiment trains Royal Engineer recruits in various trades such as fabricating, welding, electrics, plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration and more. 1 RSME has implemented a range of protocols, measures and procedures in the workshops, classrooms and training facilities to ensure the safety and well-being of the students and instructors.

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a new disinfection unit. Named as Ultra Swachh, the system is designed to disinfect materials, such as personal protective equipment (PPEs), electronics items, fabrics and more. The unit featuring Ozone sealant technology and a catalytic converter uses an advanced oxidative process. It is available in two variants Ozonated Space and Trinetra Technology and in different sizes. DRDO’s Delhi based laboratory Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS) collaborated with industry partner Gel Craft Healthcare to develop the product.

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