FLIR receives production order from Defense Department

FLIR Systems, Inc. on Thursday announced it has received a second, full-rate production order under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the Department of Defense.

The contract is to support the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits and Outfits program (DR SKO) and is for FLIR’s integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) threat-response system and related spares and services. The follow-on production order is for systems totaling $51.1 million.

"Our continued success under the DR SKO program is the result of FLIR's commitment to product execution and customer support," FLIR CEO and President Andy Teich said. "We are pleased to support the U.S. government with these integrated systems that are designed to protect people against serious threats."

The DR SKO program has been in development since 2008 and is a joint-service, Department of Defense initiative that will be used by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Civil Support Teams. The system delivers a combined set of CBRNE detection, identification, sample collection, testing and personal safety kits, allowing personnel to complete site assessment and consequence management missions.

It is expected that production of the contract will be carried-out at FLIR’s facility in Elkridge, Maryland, and the fulfillment of the order is expected to happen from September 2015 through April 2016.

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