FLIR Systems, Inc announced
today that it has received a $28.9 million order from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation,
a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, for its family of Star SAFIRE®
stabilized, multi-sensor systems. The units delivered under this order will
be installed on Army MEDEVAC Black Hawk helicopters.
This order represents a continuation of a program to install Star SAFIRE®
systems on the MEDEVAC Black Hawk helicopters, many of which are currently serving
in Iraq and Afghanistan. These systems allow the aircraft to fly lifesaving
missions for American and Allied troops, as well as for civilians, in all weather,
day or night. Including this order, FLIR will have delivered over 170 systems
in the Star SAFIRE® product line for use on the Army's Search and Rescue
and MEDEVAC Black Hawk helicopters.
Work will be performed at FLIR's facilities in Wilsonville, Oregon. Deliveries
on this order are expected to begin in 2010. Including previous orders, FLIR
expects to deliver $52.7 million of systems through 2011 to this customer.
"This contract, a continuation of FLIR's relationship with Sikorsky and
the U.S. Army, demonstrates the value of our systems to support the diverse
assignments of the Black Hawk helicopter. We are pleased Sikorsky has chosen
FLIR products for this critical, life-saving mission," said Earl R. Lewis,
President and CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc.