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Teledyne FLIR Defense Releases MUVE R430 Drone Payload for Remote Radiation Detection


BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teledyne FLIR Defense, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), today announced at CBRNE Convergence the launch of its new MUVE™ R430 drone sensor payload used to remotely detect and identify sources of radiation and radiological hazards in a wide range of use scenarios.

The MUVE™ R430 is an advanced radiation detector specially designed for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to detect, locate, measure, map and identify radioactive sources from above. Using the same field-proven technology and algorithms as Teledyne FLIR’s popular identiFINDER® series of radionuclide identification devices, the R430 allows users to quickly locate and accurately identify sources of radioactivity from a distance.

Teledyne FLIR SkyRanger® R70 and R80D SkyRaider™ drones serve as initial deployment cells for the new sensor payload. The R430 is integrated with the drone’s mission control software and provides visual and audible radioactivity alerts. Using a familiar interface, R430 operators can easily create contamination maps, examine a hazardous source, and perform assessments in hard-to-reach places and environments, all while maintaining a safe distance. Ready to deploy in minutes, the MUVE R430 balances size and weight, making it a versatile platform for a variety of situations, including large-scale hazmat investigations, emergency response, and environmental monitoring.

“MUVE R430 brings to the skies the pedigree of our professionally trusted identiFINDER product line,” said Dr. David Cullin, Vice President of Technology and Product Management at Teledyne FLIR Defense. “Using a drone to remotely detect radiation means faster decision-making, safer conditions for civilian or military responders, and the likelihood of a better outcome for anyone at risk. The R430 provides a comprehensive situational awareness that is vital if and when a radiation event occurs – and could even prevent one.

“As a company, we continue to strategically invest in our full suite of intelligent sensing technologies – for handheld devices as well as manned and unmanned platforms – to provide customers with a complete mission solution,” said added Cullin.

The R430 marks the third offering in Teledyne FLIR’s MUVE™ series of remote sensor payloads. In June, the company introduced the MUVE B330 drone payload that can be used to detect deadly biological agents and other airborne biohazards. It joins the MUVE C360 multi-gas detector, used to provide continuous real-time monitoring of chemical hazards, which can be deployed on both Teledyne FLIR as well as UAS systems and commercial robots.

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Teledyne FLIR, a Teledyne Technologies company, is a global leader in intelligent sensing, unmanned systems and integrated solutions for the defense and industrial markets, with approximately 4,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1978, the company develops a wide range of advanced technologies to help professionals make better, faster decisions that save lives and livelihoods. To learn more, visit teledyneflir.com or follow @flir. #AnyThreatAnywhere

About Teledyne Technologies

Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated digital imaging products and software, instrumentation, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems. Teledyne’s operations are primarily located in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Western and Northern Europe. For more information, visit the Teledyne website at www.teledyne.com.