Enhanced perimeter security & force protection for US troops around the world
The US Army awarded FLIR Systems a $74.7 million firm-fixed-price order to deliver TacFLIR surveillance cameras in support of the US Army EO/IR-Force Protection (FP) programme. The army will purchase the systems through Army Contracting Command, Redstone, AL/USA.
The units delivered under this contract will support the ongoing US Army EO/IR-FP programme, which provides enhanced perimeter security and force protection for US troops stationed around the world, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. As part of the same programme, FLIR Systems was also awarded an $8.8 million contract in the third quarter 2017 to deliver other FLIR RANGER radars.
“We are honored to continue our long-standing support of the US Army,” Jim Cannon, CEO and President of FLIR Systems, said. “This programme highlights our ability to rapidly deploy our technology for critical missions and underscores FLIR Systems’ commercially developed, military qualified approach.”
The contract expands the use of FLIR Systems stabilised surveillance systems for the US Army’s EO/IR-FP programmes. FLIR Systems has delivered over a thousand EO/IR sensors to the US Army as part of this programme to support the safety of US forces and those of US allies, including a variety of systems.