FLIR Systems Awarded Contract Valued at $12.5 Million to

FLIR Systems Awarded Contract Valued at $12.5 Million to Support
Brazilian Government 
PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 12/31/12 --  FLIR Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has been awarded a contract
from Brazil's Special Secretariat for the Security of Major Events
(SESGE) valued at $12.5 million for StarSAFIRE(R) 380 HD and
StarSAFIRE(R) 230 HD Systems. 
These StarSAFIRE(R) advanced imaging systems will primarily be used
to support the security plan for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics
sporting events as developed by the SESGE, a commission set up by the
Brazilian federal government under the Ministry of Justice, which
includes a mission to provide state-of-the-art airborne surveillance. 
"This contract illustrates that our long term strategy in
international military and security markets is succeeding," said Earl
Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR. "Latin America has been an area of
investment for our Government Systems business, and we are delighted
to provide the Brazilian government with these highly effective
surveillance systems." 
About FLIR Systems 
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and
marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness.
The Company's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems
are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security
applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance,
condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process
control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation,
transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental
monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and
explosives (CBRNE) detection. Visit the Company's web site at
www.FLIR.com.  
Forward-Looking Statements 
The statements in this release by Earl Lewis and the other statements
in this release about the order 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 di
fficult 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 order 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, FLIR's
continuing compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations,
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. 
Company Contact:
Shane Harrison
+1 503.498.3547
www.flir.com 
 
 
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