Posted by John McHalePORTLAND, Ore., 19 June 2010.FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) will deliver its TALON multi-sensor system to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the Long Range Ground Mobility Visual Augmentation Systems (LR-GMVAS) program. The award is part of a $35.2 million firm-fixed price, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with an initial delivery order for $20.9 million.The stabilized, lightweight, multi-sensor systems delivered will support provide ground vehicles with a stabilized, all-weather, day/night, high-resolution, thermal imaging capability. "We are very proud of the confidence USSOCOM has in our systems, and we believe the TALON will lead to mission success," says Earl R. Lewis, president and chief executive officer of FLIR Systems, Inc. "As industry trends continue to shift to lighter, compact systems with multiple payloads, FLIR Systems will dedicate significant research and development to provide mission specific technology to best support our customers."Work will be performed at FLIR's facility in North Billerica, Mass., and deliveries are expected to be completed within 12 months. Following the completion of this order, FLIR will have more than 260 ground vehicles outfitted under this program.