AUGUST 27--FLIR Systems Inc. (Portland, OR; www.FLIR.com) has received a $6.2 million follow-on order from the US Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Command for its MARFLIR maritime thermal-imaging system. Deliveries will begin in the fourth quarter of 2003. This is the latest follow-on order under a contract originally awarded in August 1999. To date, FLIR has delivered more than 100 MARFLIR ship-borne thermal-imaging systems on US Navy and Coast Guard patrol craft and other vessels.
"We are pleased to have received this second follow-on order from the US Navy, which is an important and influential customer. We are committed to expanding FLIR's position in the large and growing global market for maritime thermal-imaging systems by providing the most advanced technology and complete customer service," said Earl Lewis, president and CEO of FLIR Systems.
The MARFLIR is a small, highly stabilized and sealed 9-in. gimbal containing a high-performance infrared imager designed specifically for the maritime environment. The system can be mounted on a vessel's mast or wheelhouse, provides full de-icing capabilities, and features a 10x continuous zoom lens, laser rangefinder, and an autotracker.
FLIR Systems designs, manufactures, and markets infrared imaging systems worldwide for a variety of applications. FLIR's imaging products are used in applications such as public safety, defense, navigation, electronic news gathering, and search and rescue. Thermography products support such applications as condition monitoring, nondestructive testing, medical science, research and development, and manufacturing process control.