PORTLAND, OR, Apr 06, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has received a $4.1 million Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) delivery order from Northrop Grumman for its BRITE Star(R) II multi-sensor target designation system. The units delivered under this contract will be installed on Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV). The Fire Scout provides Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) to tactical users without relying on manned aircraft or space-based assets.
Work will be performed at FLIR's facilities in Wilsonville, OR. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2009 and conclude in 2010.
"This order highlights FLIR's position as a leading supplier of thermal imaging and target designation systems," said Earl R. Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc. "We are pleased to partner with Northrop Grumman on Fire Scout to provide situational awareness and real-time intelligence for the commander's missions."
The statements in this release by Earl R. 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 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 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, actual purchases under agreements, the Company's continuing compliance with US export control laws and regulations, the timely receipt of export licenses for international shipments, the continuing eligibility of the Company to act as a federal contractor, 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.
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems for a wide variety of thermography and imaging applications including condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, drug interdiction, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring and ground-based security. Visit the Company's web site at www.FLIR.com.
Company contact: Tony Trunzo FLIR Systems, Inc. (503) 498-3547 www.flir.com
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