Flir subsidiary wins US border mobile-surveillance contract

Icx Technologies, a subsidiary of Flir Systems, has been awarded a contract from the US Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) valued at up to $101.9m (£65.5m), for the procurement of Mobile Surveillance Capabilities systems.

The five-year, firm fixed-price contract includes a $26m funded base year with four option periods and calls for integrated mobile surveillance and detection systems made to operate day and night in rugged areas of the US southern border.

Flir’s HRC-X ultra long-range thermal imaging camera will be included on the vehicle-mounted surveillance towers.

Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2011 and work is to be performed primarily out of Flir’s facilities in Alpharetta, GA, and Wilsonville, OR.