Lockheed Martin recently gave USD4 million to PV Labs to help the small Canadian imaging technology firm develop improved aerial sensors.
The US defence giant tweeted on 13 January that its investment "will help deliver enhanced situational awareness to tomorrow's rotorcraft aviators".
PV Labs, which is based in Burlington, Ontario, plans to use the money to continue developing a new electro-optical/infrared sensor system that it first demonstrated with Lockheed Martin for a "US defence agency" in May 2019.
The sensor system, which is slated to be flight-tested in late 2020, "will provide greater resolution at further standoff range while providing superior image stabilisation", PV Labs said.
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