by Richard Tomkins
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
FLIR Systems is to deliver to the U.S. Army chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear dismounted reconnaissance gear.
The 50 CBRN systems - including equipment, kits and outfits -- are worth $54.2 million and were ordered under a previously awarded five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Department of Defense, in support of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense Program.
FLIR's CBRN DR-SKO system is a set of mission specific kits that characterize and provide full spectrum CBRN dismounted reconnaissance capability to the military.
"We are honored to continue providing our turnkey DR-SKO solution that addresses the current and emerging threats by equipping U.S. soldiers with the best-in-class technology for their mission," Andy Teich, president and chief executive officer of FLIR, said in a press release.
"This delivery solidifies our continued support to provide innovative, mission-critical solutions to keep our country safe and maintain our stance as a leader in the CBRN market."
Under the 2014 contract, FLIR has delivered more than 100 DR-SKO systems to the U.S. military.
Production of the equipment is conducted at a company facility in Elkridge, Md.
Archbald, Pa. (UPI) Mar 2, 2017
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