FLIR wins Navy contract option for HPM forward-looking infrared systems

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., 24 April 2006. Officials of FLIR Systems Inc. in North Billerica, Mass., are set to build High Performance Mobility (HPM) forward-looking, infrared systems.

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., 24 April 2006. Officials of FLIR Systems Inc. in North Billerica, Mass., are set to build High Performance Mobility (HPM) forward-looking, infrared systems.

FLIR engineers are doing the work under terms of a $44.9 million U.S. Navy contract option awarded April 20. The original contract number is N00164-04-D-8528.

The HPM provides a thermal imaging and image intensification along with laser rangefinder/pointer/designator capability, and provides precise target location in geodetic coordinates and outputs the target position to external global positioning system devices.

Work will be finished by September 2009. Awarding the contract was the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind.

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