Coast guard and navy agree five-year contract with the thermal imaging company.
Infrared imaging firm FLIR Systems has won a $50 million, five-year deal with the US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, to provide thermal imaging systems for the US Navy and Coast Guard services.
The agreement supports the Patrol Boat Electro-Optics System (PB-EOS) program, and will use a variant of the Oregon company’s “SeaFLIR” high-definition infrared imagers designed for maritime applications.
The primary mission of the PB-EOS program is to provide enhanced visual imagery to augment existing electronic sensors, specifically to enhance operations such as low visibility and night navigation, maritime interception and coastal observation.
Work relating to the latest award is expected to be performed out of FLIR's facility in Billerica, Massachusetts, and should be completed by September 2018.
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