FLIR Systems awarded purchase agreement from U.S. Army for MEDEVAC

FLIR Systems, Inc., announced on Tuesday it received a two-year blanket purchase agreement for $81 million from the U.S. Army to supply its technology in support of MEDEVAC programs.

The contract is for the purchase of the Army MEDEVAC Mission Sensor FLIR developed based on its Talon product, a 9-inch multi-sensor stable gimbal system. The Talon MMS will be installed on both new and seasoned MEDEVAC Blackhawk helicopters.

The initial order placed was worth $19 million. The delivery of the initial order is expected to be complete by 2014 from its facility in Billerica, MA.

"To continue to be a key element of the U.S. Army's MEDEVAC mission is an honor," President and CEO of FLIR Earl Lewis said. "Our highly advanced imaging systems enhance the efficient and safe location and transport of injured personnel and medics in the field. We excel at providing our products rapidly and with a very low total cost of ownership, which enables the success of customers such as the Army."

FLIR creates products based on thermal and threat detection technology to serve a number of military needs, including search and rescue, drug interdiction, border, airborne, ground and maritime surveillance and biological, radiological, chemical, nuclear and explosive detection.