FLIR Systems receives order from U.S. Coast Guard

FLIR Systems, Inc., announced on Thursday that it has received a $23 million order to support the U.S. Coast Guard.

FLIR Systems is a world leader in sensor systems that are able to enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives detection.

The $23 million order will be used for the Coast Guard's Electro-Optical Sensor System configuration of the developed Talon 9-inch stabilized multi-sensor gimbal system.

"This order is a continuation of our longstanding support of the multiple missions of the Department of Homeland Security," Earl Lewis, president and CEO of FLIR, said. "We have a proven ability to provide state of the art imaging technologies that are critical to protecting people and are developed on a commercial basis, which results in reduced delivery time and lower prices for our customers. We are pleased to be able to continue our successful relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard."

The work for the order is currently being done at FLIR's facilities in Billerica, Mass. The first shipments are expected to be out by the end of the year.