Middle East Customer Places $25 M Order for FLIR's StarSAFIRE 380 HLD Gimbaled Imaging and Laser Designation System

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a contract by a Middle East customer valued at $25 million for FLIR's® StarSAFIRE® 380 HLD gimbaled multi-spectrum imaging and laser designation system that features FLIR's MERLIN™ Moving Target Indicator (MTI) system.

The StarSAFIRE 380 HLD system is the latest variant of the StarSAFIRE Series of gyro-stabilized multi-spectral sensor systems that have a proven track record with this customer for over 15 years. The addition of the MERLIN MTI system to the StarSAFIRE 380 HLD allows for automatic detection and tracking of multiple moving targets, thus enabling the system operator to rapidly search areas of interest and engage targets. The system also includes a state-of-the-art, high duty cycle, diode pumped laser that is compatible with NATO standards.

"This contract award highlights FLIR's ability to develop advanced high-definition imaging and laser solutions by leveraging our distinctive commercially developed, military qualified (CDMQ®) model. This model enables us to meet evolving market needs for higher performance while providing advanced automation for reduced operator workload and increased mission effectiveness," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. "MTI is the latest video analytic enhancement FLIR has added to its product portfolio and it represents a game-changing technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of tactical missions."

Work under this award is expected to be performed out of FLIR's facility in Wilsonville, OR, and is expected to be completed by 2015.

About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. Visit FLIR's web site at www.FLIR.com.

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