Posted by Courtney E. Howard
PORTLAND, Ore., 6 Jan. 2011. FLIR Systems Inc.’s ICx Technologies subsidiary won a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), valued at up to $101.9 million, for the procurement of Mobile Surveillance Capabilities systems.
The five year, firm fixed price contract includes a $26 million funded base year with four option periods and calls for integrated mobile surveillance and detection systems made to operate day and night in rugged areas of the U.S. southern border. FLIR's HRC-X ultra-long-range thermal imaging camera will be included on the vehicle-mounted surveillance towers. The award builds on ICx's 13-year history of providing CBP with tactical systems, says a company representative.
It is expected that work under this contract will be performed primarily out of FLIR's facilities in Alpharetta, Ga., and Wilsonville, Ore. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2011.