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May 01, 2002
FLIR Systems Awarded $7.3 Million Contract From U.S. Marine Corps
FLIR Systems Awarded $7.3 Million Contract From U.S. Marine CorpsPORTLAND, Ore., May 1, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLIR) announced today that it has been awarded a $7.3 million contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division to complete the upgrade of the infrared imaging systems used on U.S. Marine Corps' fleet of UH-1N "Huey" helicopters. Under the contract, FLIR will complete the upgrade of the U.S. Marine Corps' SAFIRE™ thermal imaging systems to its Star SAFIRE™ system. The Star SAFIRE system utilizes starring focal plan array technology that provides improved detection, resolution and overall performance. Deliveries are expected to be completed by December 31, 2002.

"The U.S. Marine Corps is one of our most important customers and we are proud to provide them with the latest infrared imaging technology to help the men and women of the Corps perform their missions more effectively and safely," said Earl Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems. "This additional contract speaks to the continued health of our markets and to the growing demand for our products," he concluded.

About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems designs, manufactures and markets infrared imaging systems worldwide for a variety of applications. FLIR's imaging products are used in such diverse applications as public safety, defense, navigation, electronic news gathering and search and rescue. Thermography products support such applications as condition monitoring, non-destructive testing, medical science, research and development, and manufacturing process control. For more information, please visit their Web site at

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                  Bill Sundermeier, 978/901-8000
                  Neil Berkman Associates, 310/277-5162 (Investors)

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