FLIR to fill $27.1 million military order for protective gear

FLIR Systems, Inc., has received a $27.1 million full-rate production order under a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense that will facilitate the production of the company's line of protective equipment, the firm said Monday.

With this contract, the company will continue its Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits and Outfits (DR SKO) program. The program is a response system to multiple types of threats that would fall under the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) category. The system consists of detection, identification and sample collection capabilities, and personal protective equipment and garments for personnel.

The program was initiated in 2008 as a joint effort between the department and the company to develop technology to protect against CBRNE threats to military personnel and civil support teams.

"This award is the outcome of our ability to design and produce highly integrated systems that leverage many different types of sensing and CBRNE technologies," FLIR President and CEO Andy Teich said. "These advanced-threat detection systems will serve to protect troops and citizens, and we are proud to be able to support the U.S. Department of Defense in this endeavor."

The fulfillment of these orders will take place throughout 2015.

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