22 Sets at $25.6 Million for DoD
FLIR Systems announced on 26 April it has received an order for 22 US Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems under a five-year contract in support of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD). The order is valued at $25.6 million, with deliveries extending through the fourth quarter of 2018.
The CBRN DR-SKO system is a set of mission specific kits that characterise and provide full-spectrum CBRN dismounted reconnaissance capabilities for the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams. The programme has been in development since 2008 with FLIR Systems, Inc. as the prime contractor. Since the delivery contract was awarded in December 2014, more than 175 systems have been delivered to DoD, according to the company.
“This order demonstrates the US military’s confidence in FLIR to provide reliable products that ensure accurate analysis for safe and fast response measures to complete their very important mission,” commented the President of FLIR’s Government and Defense Business Unit, David Ray.