FLIR awarded $87.3m

FLIR Systems has been awarded two indefinite delivery – indefinite quantity contracts from the US Coast Guard with a combined value of up to $87.3m.

The first contract, valued at up to $49.9m over five years, is for the US Coast Guard’s Shipboard Infrared Visual Sensor System (SIRVSS). The second contract, valued at up to $37.4m over ten years, is for the Coast Guard’s Electro Optical Sensor System (ESS).

The units delivered under the SIRVSS contract will be installed aboard existing Coast Guard cutters, with each system being fully integrated into the ship’s Command and Control system. The ESS systems will be installed on HH-60 and HH-65 helicopters to enhance the Coast Guard’s airborne use of force, interdiction and search and rescue missions.

Deliveries on SIRVSS have begun, and ESS deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2007. Anticipated deliveries under these two contracts in 2007 total approximately $8m.

Both of these contracts utilise a variant of FLIR’s SeaFLIR III, the latest generation of the SeaFLIR line of gyro-stabilised multi-sensor products designed for the maritime environment.

According to FLIR, the SeaFLIR III’s open architecture allows seamless integration on a variety of maritime platforms, fixed or rotary wing aircraft, ground vehicles and land installations.

The company’s SeaFLIR products are currently deployed for such missions as search and rescue, interdiction or intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and targeting applications. In addition, all variants of the SeaFLIR III are engineered, designed and qualified for operation in harsh maritime conditions.