FLIR Systems Enters New Market With Introduction of Thermal Rifle Scope for
FLIR(R) Delivers Field-Tested Tactical Technology to the Hunting
Market With the ThermoSight(R) R-Series Rifle Scope
WILSONVILLE, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 01/14/14 -- FLIR Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the launch of the FLIR(R)
ThermoSight(R) R-Series, the first thermal imaging rifle scope that
is priced under $3,500*. The R-Series line of thermal scopes utilizes
FLIR's world-leading thermal imaging technology and commercial
operating model to provide a unique and low-cost advanced scope that
provides the recreational hunter the ability to see in complete
darkness. The R-Series is the first commercial product in FLIR's
popular ThermoSight line of weapon sights, which includes models for
law enforcement and military markets.
Compact, rugged, and easy to use, the ThermoSight R-Series is a fully
integrated, stand-alone scope that attaches to common rifle rail
systems. The ThermoSight R-Series is available in six different
models with a range of wide and narrow field of view lenses and up to
a 16x magnification. The R-Series also offers automatic image
optimization, an advanced shock reduction system, multiple reticle
options, and FLIR's exclusive InstAlert(R) capability, which
highlights warm objects of interest in red on a black and white
"The ThermoSight R-Series scope leverages both FLIR's expertise in
developing advanced, military-grade imaging products and FLIR's
industry-leading cost structure to attain an unmatched level of
performance and price," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR.
"Developing and delivering a distinctive, affordable, and high
quality solution to a large, underpenetrated market for thermal
technology is a hallmark of FLIR's strategy."
To learn more about the FLIR ThermoSight R-Series, visit
* Check your local laws regarding the use of thermal imaging weapon
scopes. This product is export controlled.
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and
marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness.
FLIR's advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of
thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications,
including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition
monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development,
manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction,
transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental
monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and
explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit
FLIR's web site at www.FLIR.com.
The statements in this release by Andy Teich and the other statements
in this release about the product 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 FLIR'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 pricing of FLIR's products,
changing demand for FLIR's products, product mix, the impact of
competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical
components, excess or shortage of production capacity, the ability of
FLIR to manufacture and ship products in a timely manner, FLIR's
continuing compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations,
and other risks discussed from time to time in FLIR'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 FLIR 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
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