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Flir Nabs $125M Contract

Photonics.com
Oct 2008
WILSONVILLE, Ore., October 3, 2008 – Flir Systems Inc., maker of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems, announced that it has been awarded a $125.3 million, five-year requirements contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division. The contract is for Flir’s Brite Star II multi-sensor target designation systems.

Flir has also announced they received a $67.3 million initial delivery order under th NSWC contract. The units delivered will be used by the US Marine Corps and the US Navy for various missions including search and rescue, reconnaissance and attack.

Deliveries for this initial order are expected to begin in early 2009 and will be completed within 24 months of initial shipment. All of the work will be done out of Flir’s Wilsonville, Ore. facilities.

"This contract demonstrates Flir's position as a leading, world-class supplier of sophisticated, EO/IR laser designation systems," said Earl R. Lewis, president and CEO of Flir Systems Inc. "We are proud of our long-standing service to the US Marines and are pleased to add the Marine Corps to the list of Brite Star II customers that includes the Army and the Navy."

For more information, visit: www.flir.com




GLOSSARY
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
thermal imaging
The process of producing a visible two-dimensional image of a scene that is dependent on differences in thermal or infrared radiation from the scene reaching the aperture of the imaging device.
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