PORTLAND, Ore., 3 Sept. 2009. FLIR Systems Inc. won a $4.9 million U.S. Government Foreign Military Sale (FMS) order for the Colombian Army and Air Force. The order includes FLIR System's Star SAFIRE III infrared multi-sensor surveillance systems, training, and related services. The electro-optic units delivered under this award will be installed on Rotary Wing Surveillance and Tactical Platforms in support of Colombian Ministry of Defense airborne day and night counter-narcotic and counter-insurgency missions.
Work on this order will be performed at FLIR's facility in Wilsonville, Ore. Deliveries are expected to be completed in 2010.
"This order demonstrates FLIR's presence in Colombia and Latin America, as we have now fielded over 240 multi-sensor systems in the region," says Earl R. Lewis, president and CEO of FLIR Systems. "We are pleased to be selected once again by the Colombian Ministry of Defense for their life saving counter-narcotic and counter-terror missions."