June 25--FLIR Systems Inc. (Portland, OR;www.flir.com) has been awarded a $5.7-million contract by the Naval Inventory Control Point (Philadelphia, PA) to provide spare Star Safire infrared-imaging turret assemblies for the US Marine Corps' fleet of UH-1N "Huey" helicopters.
This is the latest award in connection with the upgrade of the Marine Corps' Safire thermal-imaging systems to FLIR's new Star Safire system. The latest system uses advanced staring focal-plane-array technology for improved detection, resolution, and performance. Deliveries are expected to be completed by December 31, 2002.
"The latest infrared-imaging technology will help the men and women of the Marine Corps perform their missions more effectively and safely," says Earl Lewis, president and chief executive officer of FLIR Systems.