FLIR nets $81 million

FLIR Systems has received a total of $81 million to deliver airborne imaging systems to the Canadian Department of National Defence and the US Army.

The Wilsonville, Oregon-headquartered company announced yesterday that it has received a subcontract from General Dynamics Canada of Ottawa, Ontario, for delivery of the latest generation Star SAFIRE airborne multi-sensor imaging systems with multi-year in-service support.

The systems will be used for the Canadian Department of National Defence Maritime Helicopter Project. The total subcontract value, including potential option awards, is in excess of $20 million. Deliveries will commence within nine months of contract award and continue until 2009.

General Dynamics Canada has the responsibility, as Integrated Mission Equipment Manager, to integrate the multi-sensor systems into Sikorsky H-92 helicopters. The systems will support maritime missions that include surface and subsurface surveillance, search and rescue, and drug interdiction.

FLIR Systems also announced this week that it has been awarded a $32.8 million firm fixed-price contract for the new Star SAFIRE HD airborne thermal imaging systems and Star SAFIRE III airborne thermal imaging systems from the US Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville, Alabama.

The contract includes options to purchase additional units, which are subject to funding availability. The complete contract value is $61 million.

The units delivered under this contract will support the ongoing US Army RAID program, which provides enhanced perimeter security and force protection for US troops stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Work on the contract will be performed at FLIR’s Portland, Oregon, production facility and deliveries will begin during FLIR’s current fiscal quarter.