PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - January 7, 2009) - FLIR Systems announced today that it has been awarded two delivery orders totaling $30.4 million from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville, Alabama for its Star SAFIRE III stabilized multi sensor systems. These delivery orders were issued under a previously announced contract modification of an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. The units delivered under these orders will be employed in the Base Expeditionary and Surveillance Systems - Combined (BETSS-C) and the Ground Based Operational Surveillance System (GBOSS) programs in support of ongoing U.S. Armed Forces force protection efforts. Work on the delivery orders will begin immediately and be completed within the next twelve months in FLIR's Wilsonville, Oregon facility.
"Over the past five years, FLIR has made significant investment in internally funded research and development to establish a leading position in force protection sensor solutions for U.S. troops. Our unique Commercially Developed, Military Qualified (CDMQ) approach to research and development offers a compelling combination of low cost, high performance and rapid development time to address the needs of military customers. We are committed to working with the U.S. Armed Forces to continue to advance this important use of our technology, and are pleased the U.S. Army and Marines have once again chosen FLIR products for this critically important mission," said Earl R. Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR.