SOURCE: FLIR Systems, Inc.

FLIR Systems, Inc.

December 07, 2009 16:05 ET

FLIR Systems Announces FMS Orders of $6.7 Million for Middle East / North African Customers

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - FLIR Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has received $6.7 million of Foreign Military Sale (FMS) orders for delivery to Middle East / North African nations. The orders support Critical National Infrastructure Agency (CNIA) and Counter Terror (CT) missions and include FLIR's Star SAFIRE® III and Ultra Series™ infrared multi-sensor surveillance systems.

With over 1,100 systems on aircraft, vessels and fixed towers in the region, FLIR continues to be the system of choice by military allies in the Middle East and North Africa. FLIR is a preferred vender for FMS programs due to its unique Commercially Developed Military Qualified (CDMQ) model. The CDMQ model provides a comprehensive array of EO/IR products that are customizable to every mission, but also allow for rapid deployment on hundreds of platforms for Airborne, Maritime, and Land applications.

"These orders, contributing to the $60 million in FMS orders received so far in 2009, highlight FLIR's international reputation for product and service excellence," said Earl Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems. "We appreciate the U.S. Army's support of FLIR through FMS contracts and we are pleased to contribute to the national safety and security of our allies."

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this release by Earl R. Lewis, and the other statements in this release about the orders described above, 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 deliveries under the orders 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 Company's continuing compliance with US export control laws and regulations, the timely receipt of export licenses for international shipments, the continuing eligibility of the Company to act as a federal contractor, 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