Flir Systems receives US DOD award for NBCRV SSU programme

12 April 2019 (Last Updated June 5th, 2020 13:57)

Flir Systems has received an award from the US Department of Defense (DOD) for the Sensor Suite Upgrade (SSU) for the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV).

Flir Systems has received an award from the US Department of Defense (DOD) for the Sensor Suite Upgrade (SSU) for the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV).

The award received from the DOD Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) was to support the NBCRV SSU programme for the US Army.

Flir will serve as the lead integrator in the modernisation of the US Army’s NBCRV system.

Under the $48.1m other transaction authority agreement (OTA), Flir Systems will develop an all-platform modular mission payload that integrates multiple chemical, biological and radiological sensors into a flexible command and control (C2) system.

The execution of the agreement will extend until mid-2022.

“We will provide a wide selection of capabilities in this manned and unmanned platform application to help customers achieve successful mission outcomes.”

The C2 system will allow for data integration from various sensors that will enable the automation of certain tasks and minimise troop responsibility.

This integration will allow for collaboration between manned Stryker vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), and sensor integrated drone platforms.

Flir Systems president and CEO Jim Cannon said: “This contract represents a significant example of our evolution from sensors to intelligent sensing to solutions that save lives and livelihoods.

“We will provide a wide selection of capabilities in this manned and unmanned platform application to help customers achieve successful mission outcomes.”

The company has already started work under the programme at its US facilities located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Elkridge, Maryland.

In January, the US Army placed orders with Flir Systems for the delivery of its Black Hornet personal reconnaissance systems (PRS).