Flir awarded $136.6m contract by US Navy

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Flir Systems has been awarded a contract valued at $136.6 million from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, to support Naval Air Systems Command's UH-1 programme and the Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle programme.

The contract is for Flir's Brite Star II gimballed infrared imaging systems. These advanced imaging systems will provide intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, detection, identification, and targeting capability in day or night operations for both manned and unmanned platforms. An initial delivery order of $4.2 million was received.

Work under this award is expected to be performed out of Flir's facility in Wilsonville, OR, and is expected to be completed by August 2018.

‘This contract award was the result of our team's continued effort to bring highly advanced commercially developed solutions to government markets,’ said Andy Teich, president and CEO of Flir. ‘We are proud to have been selected to provide the US Navy with these highly tactical solutions.’

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