NAMPA — The U.S. Forest Service awarded Owyhee Air Research with a new infrared fire mapping and detection contract on June 10.

The company, which is based in Nampa and has an existing partnership with the Forest Service, uses a variety of infrared “detection and mapping sensors” to monitor wildfires, according to a news release. The new contract is for the company to provide its technology and services nationwide.

“These products provide crucial, time-sensitive intelligence for fire commanders on the ground,” the release said.

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