SOURCE: FLIR Systems, Inc.

June 24, 2008 16:00 ET

FLIR Systems Announces $23.1 Million Delivery Order From the U.S. Coast Guard

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has been awarded a $23.1 million delivery order from the U.S. Coast Guard for the Electro-Optical Sensor System (ESS) program. The units delivered under this order, variants of FLIR's TALON® stabilized multi-sensor system, will be installed on HH-60 and HH-65 helicopters to enhance the Coast Guard's performance of its airborne use of force, interdiction, and search and rescue missions. Work will be performed in FLIR's North Billerica, MA facility.

This order was made pursuant to a previously awarded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Initial units were fielded in 2007, providing enhanced detection capabilities to the Coast Guard in the war on drugs and homeland defense.

"This contract builds on FLIR's excellent relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard and demonstrates the unique capabilities and extreme ruggedness of our systems," said Earl R. Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR. "We are delighted the Coast Guard has once again chosen FLIR products for this critical mission."

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this release by Earl R. Lewis and the other statements in this release about the order and contract 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 customer orders and deliveries under the IDIQ contract 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