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U.S. Army Names FLIR for Land Surveillance Systems

Oct. 9, 2017
FLIR Systems has received a $74.7 million firm-fixed-price order from the U.S. Army for TacFLIR surveillance cameras in support of the EO/IR Force Protection program.

FLIR Systems, Inc. has been awarded a $74.7 million firm-fixed-price order for TacFLIR surveillance cameras in support of the U.S. Army’s electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) Force Protection program. The purchase will take place through the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal. As part of the same program, FLIR was also awarded an $8.8 million contract in the third quarter of 2017 to deliver other FLIR Ranger radars. 

TacFLIR systems such as the TacFLIR-230, TacFLIR 280-HD, and TacFLIR-380 are compact intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems based on EO and IR imaging. They provide high image resolution with zoom ratios of greater than 100 times (in the TacFLIR-380), along with ease of installation and use. The systems delivered under this contract are meant to provide enhanced perimeter security and force protection for U.S. troops stationed around the world.

“We are honored to continue our long-standing support of the U.S. Army,” said Jim Cannon, CEO and President of FLIR. “This program highlights our ability to rapidly deploy our technology for critical missions and underscores FLIR’s commercially developed, military-qualified approach.” FLIR has delivered more than a thousand EO/IR sensors to the Army as part of this program to support the safety of U.S. forces and allies, including a variety of systems.

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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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