FLIR Systems Receives Full-Rate Production Decision Accompanied by $18 Million in Contracts for DR SKO Program

FLIR Systems Receives Full-Rate Production Decision Accompanied by $18 Million 
in Contracts for DR SKO Program 
WILSONVILLE, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/14 --  FLIR Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced a full-rate production decision from
the U.S. Department of Defense for FLIR's integrated chemical,
biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat
response system for the Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and
Outfits (DR SKO) program. Additionally, FLIR(R) has been awarded a
$12.3 million order from the U.S. Army for low-rate initial
production of DR SKO systems as well as a $5.8 million development
contract from the U.S. Army for program management and logistics
tasks related to the program. 
The DR SKO program 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 FLIR DR SKO system provides 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. The program, originally called the
Joint Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance System Increment II
(JNBCRS2), has been in development since 2008. 
Production under the order received is expected to be fulfilled
during 2014 by FLIR's Detection segment facility in Elkridge,
Maryland. Work under the development contract is expected to occur
over the remainder of 2014.  
"This decision and related orders solidify our position in providing
CBRNE solutions and demonstrate FLIR's ability to provide advanced
threat detection solutions via a distinctive commercially developed,
military qualified (CDMQ(R)) model," said Andy Teich, President and
CEO of FLIR. "Receiving this conclusive production decision and these
orders are a result of the work of our CBRNE detection and
integration teams and is enabled by our broad suite of sensor
technologies." 
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.  
Forward-Looking Statements 
The statements in this release by Andy Teich and the other statements
in this release about the decision and contracts 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 demand for
FLIR's products, product mix, the timing of deliveries under the
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 FLIR 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 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 this document by
wire services or Internet service providers. 
Company Contact:
Shane Harrison
+1 503.498.3547
www.flir.com 
 
 
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