FLIR Receives Delivery Order for Biodetector
One of the world’s most widely deployed airborne biodetectors now supports U.S. forces in Korea. (Courtesy of FLIR Systems)

FLIR Receives Delivery Order for Biodetector

One of the world’s most widely deployed airborne biodetectors now supports U.S. Forces Korea.

FLIR Systems has received a delivery order for FLIR IBAC 2 biological agent detector systems to support the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK). The delivery order is under a 10-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract in support of the Joint USFK Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) program led by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD). Deliveries for the order, which is valued at $4 million, are already scheduled to begin.

The FLIR IBAC 2 real-time air monitor (see image above) is designed to warn users in 60 seconds or less when an airborne biothreat has been detected, such as spore, viral, cellular, and protein toxins. It collects, preserves, and transmits data about the detected toxin to command and control centers. With more than 1,500 operating units worldwide, the FLIR IBAC 2 is the most widely deployed biological trigger on the market today.

“We are proud to support our U.S. militaries with reliable products that ensure accurate analysis of biological threats for safe and fast response,” says David Ray, president of the Government and Defense Business Unit at FLIR. “This order supports our mission to provide solutions that save lives and livelihoods, equipping U.S. soldiers with technology that gathers, interprets, and communicates actionable information, reducing decision time in support of our national security.”

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