Star SAFIRE® Family
Long range, gyro-stabilized EO/IR systems

The Multi-Mission Imaging Solution for Land and Air Applications

Star SAFIRE IIIThe Star SAFIRE® III is one of the world’s most popular gyro-stabilized EO/IR systems. Carrying seven payloads and tested/qualified beyond Mil Specs, this system is the workhorse for airborne, land and maritime force protection and medevac in hotspots around the world. Over 500 Star SAFIRE III’s have been delivered to the U.S. military, NATO and nations worldwide.

Star SAFIRE III data sheet


  • Multi-mission capable
  • High-resolution color spotter scope
  • Matched multi-FOV optics
  • Image intensified low-light camera
  • Image blending
  • Reliable 24/7 operation
  • Optimized usability
  • Multiple laser payloads
  • Maintain Star SAFIRE family compatibility
  • Commercially developed, MIL qualified


  • Can be used in applications as diverse as land force protection, shipboard open ocean and littoral patrol, and long range airborne reconnaissance
  • Extends identification range performance by providing maximum detail from covert stand-off distances
  • All cameras feature multiple FOVs maintaining situational awareness while also achieving long range performance and enabling Image Blending
  • Brings true all day and all night imaging capability in multiple wavebands, and forms the basis for image blending
  • Combine critical spectral information from IR imager with image intensified low-light camera or long range spotter scope
  • High MTBF and proven combat survivability in demanding arctic and desert environments
  • View and track ground locations using the fully-embedded IMU; follow moving targets with the multi-mode Autotracker
  • Covertly illuminate wide areas, point out distant targets to other forces, and determine target distance and location
  • Total cable compatibility allows operators to upgrade existing Star SAFIRE family installations with plug-and-play simplicity
  • All-weather design is qualified to the most demanding requirements of MIL-STD-810 and 461