The US Department of Defense has awarded Flir Systems Inc. of Portland, Ore., an indefinite delivery and quantity contract for an enhanced version of its 9-in. stabilized electro-optical surveillance system. Intended for maritime use, the thermal imaging technology is based upon the company's MarFlir/SeaFlir product line. The competitively awarded contract has resulted in an initial order of $328,893 for training and for the sample unit, with delivery expected in the first quarter of the year. The contract has a maximum value of $75 million for the delivery of up to 200 systems over five years.