SCD unveils Mini Blackbird 1280 HFM

4th June 2024
Harry Fowle

SCD has announced the launch of its latest off-the-shelf product, the Mini Blackbird 1280 HFM. This detector represents a significant advancement in electro-optic capabilities for SCD.

The Mini Blackbird 1280 HFM integrates the advantages of both SCD’s cooled and uncooled detectors, resulting in the creation of a new Mid-Wave Infrared detector. Due to its quality, reliability, and extended operational durability, the Mini Blackbird 1280 HFM sets a new standard in infrared detection technology, providing longer endurance for continuous surveillance operations and situational awareness.

The accompanying proximity electronic board supports video engine capabilities while ensuring low power consumption. This results in a high-resolution detector with exceptional image quality, sensitivity, and uniformity, all within a compact size.

The Mini Blackbird 1280 HFM provides exceptional capabilities in radiometric operations, crucial for precise measurement and analysis of infrared radiation. This allows for accurate data collection essential for various critical applications such as thermal imaging, target detection, environmental monitoring, persistent surveillance, and 24/7 threat detection. SCD's cutting-edge technologies and variety of sensing materials further enhance its performance, giving the Mini Blackbird 1280 HFM a competitive edge in defence operations.

The lightweight compact Mini Blackbird 1280 HFM, featuring a new linear cooler, ensures optimal performance in the most demanding aerial environments. This makes it an ideal solution for payloads on tactical UAVs and other aerial platforms, providing unmatched performance.

"SCD's innovation thrives in seamlessly integrating field-proven technologies with new advancements," says Shai Fishbein, VP of Business Development & Marketing at SCD. "We're committed to developing top-notch solutions adopted by global industry leaders for their electro-optical systems, maximising the potential of infrared detection technology in this dynamic battlefield landscape."

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