Flir Systems receives production decision for CBRNE response system

Flir Systems, Inc., a sensor systems designer, announced on Tuesday that it received a full-rate production decision from the U.S. government for FLIR's integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives threat response system.

The U.S. Department of Defense will receive the system from FLIR's dismounted reconnaissance sets, kits and outfits program. FLIR also received a $12.3 million order from the U.S. Army for low-rate initial production of DR SKO systems and a $5.8 million development contract from the U.S. Army for logistics tasks and program management related to the program.

The DR SKO program is centered on CBRNE threat detection systems that will be used by the Marines, Air Force, Navy, Army and Civil Support Teams. The system provides an integrated set of CBRNE detection, sample collection, identification, testing and personal safety kits that enable personnel to perform site assessment and consequence management missions.

"This decision and related orders solidify our position in providing CBRNE solutions and demonstrate FLIR's ability to provide advanced threat detection solutions via a distinctive commercially developed, military qualified model," Andy Teich, the president and CEO of FLIR, said. "Receiving this conclusive production decision and these orders are a result of the work of our CBRNE detection and integration teams and is enabled by our broad suite of sensor technologies."

FLIR expects to fulfill production under the order this year in its facility in Elkridge, Md. Work under the contract is expected to take place throughout 2014.

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