FLIR Systems wins $7 million contract from Embraer

PORTLAND, Ore., 9 June 2009. FLIR Systems Inc. won a $7 million contract from Embraer for the development and delivery of multiple units of its new NavFLIR airborne thermal imaging systems. The units delivered under this contact will be installed on Brazilian Air Force AMX swept-wing fighter jets.

PORTLAND, Ore., 9 June 2009. FLIR Systems Inc. won a $7 million contract from Embraer for the development and delivery of multiple units of its new NavFLIR airborne thermal imaging systems. The units delivered under this contact will be installed on Brazilian Air Force AMX swept-wing fighter jets.

The NavFLIR is a high-performance, fixed-mount, forward-looking infrared system, installed on the nose of the aircraft. The NavFLIR aids pilots by enhancing their ability to see terrain and other aircraft at long ranges, even in total darkness, light fog, dust, and smoke, says a company representative. The system can be modified for use on various platforms, including jets, helicopters, and ships.

Work on this contract will be performed at FLIR's facility in Wilsonville, Ore. Deliveries during the initial 17-month development phase are expected to be $0.9 million. The total duration of the program is expected to be approximately five years.

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