FLIR Systems, Inc. has been awarded a $74.7 million firm-fixed-price order to deliver TacFLIR® surveillance cameras in support of the U.S. Army EO/IR-Force Protection (FP) program.
The U.S. Army will purchase the systems through Army Contracting Command, Redstone.
The units delivered under this contract will support the ongoing U.S. Army EO/IR-FP program, which provides enhanced perimeter security and force protection for U.S. troops stationed around the world, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. As part of the same program, FLIR was also awarded an $8.8 million contract in the third quarter 2017 to deliver other FLIR Ranger® radars.
“We are honored to continue our long-standing support of the U.S. Army. This program highlights our ability to rapidly deploy our technology for critical missions and underscores FLIR's commercially developed, military qualified approach,” said Jim Cannon, CEO and President of FLIR.
The contract expands the use of FLIR stabilized surveillance systems for the U.S. Army's EO/IR-FP programs. FLIR has delivered over a thousand EO/IR sensors to the U.S. Army as part of this program to support the safety of U.S. forces and those of U.S. allies, including a variety of systems.
FLIR will manufacture the systems in Wilsonville, Oregon. Deliveries will begin in 2017 and be completed within one year.
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, FLIR Systems is a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment.
Through its nearly 3,500 employees, FLIR’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.