FLIR Systems, Inc., announced today the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has awarded the Company a $1.1 million contract for Phase II of a multi-year, multi-phase research and development contract to develop a mobile, ruggedized stand-off radiation detection system with identification capabilities.
The goal of this new system is to enable detection of radioactive sources at stand-off distances. Work under this contract will be performed out of the FLIR facilities located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Solingen, Germany.
“FLIR has more than 20 years of experience developing radiation detection and identification devices and manufactures the world leading handheld radio-isotope identifier, the identiFINDER®,” said William A. Sundermeier, president of FLIR Detection and Protection. “The resulting system will provide a stand-off solution to the challenge of locating and identifying radioactive sources in field environments such as ports, maritime environments, and battlefields.”
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR.com) is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. The Company’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.
The statements in this release by Earl R. Lewis, and the other statements in this release about the award described above, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the following: the ability to manufacture and deliver the systems referenced in this release, changes in demand for the Company's products, product mix, the timing of deliveries under the award discussed above, the impact of competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, the ability of the Company to manufacture and ship products in the time period required, actual purchases under agreements, the Company's continuing compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, the timely receipt of export licenses for international shipments, the continuing eligibility of the Company to act as a federal contractor, and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.
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