Flir supplies eye in the sky

Flir Systems has received a contract from a team led by Korea Aerospace Industries to supply its most advanced airborne thermal imaging system.


Flir Systems has received a contract from a team led by Korea Aerospace Industries to supply its most advanced airborne thermal imaging system, the Star SAFIRE HD, to the Republic of Korea (ROK) as part of the Korean Navy’s P-3 Lot II Maritime Patrol Aircraft program.



The ROK Navy P-3 program is a multi-billion dollar effort that includes the competitive procurement of the Star SAFIRE HD system. Deliveries will begin in 2006.



Total contract value is in excess of $5 million, with the potential to be in excess of $10 million including follow on options. This contract also provides for potential future deliveries of additional systems in support of the Republic of Korea Navy’s existing P-3 aircraft.



“The selection of the Star SAFIRE HD system for this program underscores our position in providing stabilised airborne imagers to the international P-3 community.” said Earl Lewis, CEO and President of Flir Systems.