FLIR Systems to deliver CBRN DR-SKO equipment to US military


FLIR Systems has been awarded an order to deliver chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear-dismounted reconnaissance sets, kits, and outfit (CBRN DR-SKO) systems for the US Army.

The $54.2m delivery order was awarded under a previously awarded five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD).

As part of the deal, FLIR will deliver a total of 50 CBRN DR-SKO systems in support of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) DR-SKO Program of Record.

FLIR Systems president and CEO Andy Teich said: "We are honoured to continue providing our turnkey DR-SKO solution that addresses the current and emerging threats by equipping US soldiers with the best-in-class technology for their mission.

"This delivery solidifies our continued support to provide innovative, mission-critical solutions to keep our country safe and maintain our stance as a leader in the CBRN market."

"This delivery solidifies our continued support to provide innovative, mission-critical solutions to keep our country safe and maintain our stance as a leader in the CBRN market."

FLIR's CBRN DR-SKO system is a set of mission-specific kits that characterise and provide full-spectrum CBRN dismounted reconnaissance capabilities to the US military, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams.

Under the CBRN DR-SKO IDIQ contract awarded in December 2014, the company has delivered more than 100 systems to the DoD.

Production of the systems is carried out at FLIR's facility in Elkridge, Maryland.