FLIR supplying imaging system to Navy

Aug. 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM

WILSONVILLE, Ore., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- FLIR Systems Inc. will supply its BRITE Star II gimbaled electro-optical/infrared imaging systems to support two U.S. Navy aircraft programs.

The contract for the systems, together with upgrades spares and services for earlier BRITE Star I systems is worth $136 million.

FLIR said the five-year contract is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity vehicle issued by the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, to support its UH-1 program and the Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program.

An initial delivery order worth $4.2 million has already been received under the contract.

"This contract award was the result of our team's continued effort to bring highly advanced commercially developed solutions to government markets," said Andy Teich, president and chief executive officer of FLIR. "Our innovative technology, high-reliability, timely delivery, low total cost of ownership, and global customer support drive our success in these markets.

"We are proud to have been selected to provide the U.S. Navy with these highly tactical solutions."

BRITE Star I and BRITE Star II are advanced imaging systems for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, detection, identification, and targeting capability and are used on both manned and unmanned aerial platforms.

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