SOURCE: FLIR Systems, Inc.

December 05, 2007 16:05 ET

FLIR Systems Announces $2 Million Awards to Boost Airport Security

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that it has received multiple awards totaling $2 million during 2007 to supply thermal security cameras to airports around the U.S.

FLIR's thermal and multi-sensor security cameras were selected for installation at major airports throughout the country, including Dallas-Ft. Worth, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and the New York area's four major airports -- Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark and Teterboro. The installations are part of the Department of Homeland Security's domestic airport Perimeter Intrusion Detection initiative.

FLIR's thermal security cameras are well-suited to secure the long perimeters typically associated with major airports. Their performance features enable them to see intruders at night without expensive and intrusive lighting infrastructure making them flexible and effective airport security tools.

"These orders demonstrate the utility of our systems for high-value asset protection applications," said Earl R. Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc. "We are pleased DHS and airports around the U.S. have chosen FLIR products for this important responsibility."

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this release, including the statements of Earl R. Lewis, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the following: the ability to manufacture and deliver the systems referenced in this release, changes in demand for the Company's products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries under the agreement discussed above, the impact of competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, the ability of the Company to manufacture and ship products in the time period required, actual purchases under agreements, the continuing eligibility of the Company to act as a federal contractor, the amount and availability of appropriated government procurement funds and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.

About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems for a wide variety of thermography and imaging applications including condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, drug interdiction, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring and ground-based security. Visit the Company's web site at

Contact Information

  • Company contact:
    Tony Trunzo
    FLIR Systems, Inc.
    (503) 498-3547