Over 100,000 FLIR cores have been or are being used in automotive applications as a nighttime driving aid. The environmental requirements imposed by automobile manufacturers are generally far more stringent than for military systems.
In addition, tens of thousands of FLIR cores are used as
imaging payloads in small unmanned vehicles (aka drones or remotely
piloted aircraft) used by the military, which sometimes crash-land.
Some customers have reported that their FLIR OEM cameras experience
forces of many hundreds and in some cases thousands of g’s, yet in most
cases keep on working well beyond the product design specifications.
FLIR believes that real-world use scenarios provide the best evidence of the ruggedness and reliability of FLIR`s OEM products. FLIR uses the term “commercially-developed, military-qualified” or CDMQ to define such use.