FLIR Systems awarded CBRNE reconnaissance sensor contract

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FLIR Systems has been awarded $27.1 million to deliver dismounted sensors for the  Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (DR SKO) program. These are  the first full-rate production orders under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Department of Defense under the new DR SKO program. In development since 2008, DR SKO  is a joint-service, Department of Defense initiative centered on CBRNE threat detection systems that will be utilized by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Civil Support Teams. The systems to be developed by FLIR provide an integrated set of CBRNE detection, identification, sample collection, testing, and personal safety kits that allow personnel to perform site assessment and consequence management missions. Production under the contract is expected to be performed out of FLIR’s facility in Elkridge, MD, and fulfillment of these delivery orders is expected to occur throughout 2015.