Carlsbad-Based Palomar Display Products Receives Six Orders Worth $7.8 Million

Palomar Display Products Inc. of Carlsbad said it received six domestic and international orders worth $7.8 million for military thermal sight displays.

The products will eventually be installed on tanks and other military fighting vehicles. The company expects to deliver the orders this year.

Palomar described the thermal sight, optically coupled displays as a combination of legacy vacuum tube displays and next-generation, digital, HD, full-color displays.

The displays will be installed on M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and light armored vehicles.

In addition, the company announced that it has moved from an address on Kellogg Avenue — where it spent the last 18 years — to Newton Drive in Carlsbad. Both locations are near McClellan-Palomar Airport.

“Our new, contemporary facility is large enough to meet the increased demand we are facing for our products,” said Paul Bell, the company’s president, in a statement issued Feb. 22.

Palomar is the primary supplier of thermal sight displays for the U.S. and international armored vehicle market, a company official said. The products are installed on tens of thousands of vehicles.

The business employs about 20 people.

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