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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...

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