Supervisors approve infrared imaging system for ASTREA chopper
Last updated 5/15/2008 at Noon
A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote May 6 approved the sole-source procurement of a forward-looking infrared system for the Sheriff’s Department helicopter fleet.
The supervisors also approved the purchase of accessories and a two-year extended warranty, which brings the total warranty period to three years. General fund revenue will be used for the estimated $304,500 total cost.
The Sheriff’s Department operates nine Aerial Support to Regional Law Enforcement Agencies (ASTREA) helicopters. ASTREA has five forward-looking infrared systems; the Ultra 8500XRTLP manufactured...