FLIR Systems, Inc. announced
today that it has received a $125.3 million, five-year requirements contract
from NSWC, Crane Division for its BRITE Star® II multi-sensor target designation
systems. FLIR also announced the receipt of a $67.3 million initial delivery
order under this contract. The units delivered under this contract will be used
by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy for various missions including search
and rescue, reconnaissance, and attack.
Work will be performed at FLIR's facilities in Wilsonville, OR. Deliveries
for this initial order are expected to begin in early 2009 and be completed
within 24 months of initial shipment.
"This contract demonstrates FLIR's position as a leading, world-class
supplier of sophisticated, EO/IR laser designation systems," said Earl
R. Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc. "We are proud of our
long-standing service to the U.S. Marines and are pleased to add the Marine
Corps to the list of BRITE Star® II customers that includes the Army and