FLIR Systems to provide targeting systems for an undisclosed customer

22 March 2016 (Last Updated March 22nd, 2016 18:30)

US-based FLIR Systems has been contracted to provide targeting systems for an undisclosed international military customer.

US-based FLIR Systems has been contracted to provide targeting systems for an undisclosed international military customer.

Under the terms of the estimated $38m deal, the company will supply man-portable, multispectral targeting systems; integrated, mobile, long-range, multispectral imaging systems; and command and control systems for the foreign military force.

The military customer is expected to use the systems to combat terrorism, secure strategic military assets, and protect borders against incursions and other threats.

FLIR president and CEO Andy Teich said: "These contract awards further demonstrate the strategic benefits of FLIR's commercially developed, military qualified (CDMQ) model that allows us to innovate and deploy advanced, cost-effective products in support of global military and border control operations.

"These contracts underscore FLIR's ability to rapidly address urgent and emerging needs for state of the art intelligence."

"These contracts also underscore FLIR's ability to rapidly address urgent and emerging needs for state of the art intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting equipment to our global base of customers."

Work under the contract will be carried out at multiple FLIR facilities, and delivery is expected to be completed by late 2017.

According to FLIR, its lightweight, man-portable solutions enable soldiers to be more capable and agile on the battlefield.

Last year, the company was awarded a contract to continue support for the US Department of Defense's (DoD) nuclear, biological, and chemical dismounted reconnaissance sets, kits, and outfits (DR SKO) programme.