July 19, 2010

FLIR Systems Announces $14.1 Million Delivery Order From STARA Technologies, Inc. for U.S. Army

PORTLAND, OR, Jul 19, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has been awarded a $14.1 million delivery order from STARA Technologies, Inc. for its Star SAFIRE(R) III and Star SAFIRE(R) HD stabilized multi sensor systems to support the rapid fielding of the Persistent Ground Surveillance System (PGSS). The units delivered under this order will provide Force Protection capabilities to support U.S. Army activities in Afghanistan.

Work on the delivery order will begin immediately and be performed in FLIR's Wilsonville, Oregon production facility.

"Force protection applications such as PGSS are critical to protect our troops overseas. This order highlights the growth of these applications and the need for high performance systems like the Star SAFIRE(R) HD to support critical missions," said Earl R. Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc. "We are pleased STARA Technologies and the U.S. Army have chosen FLIR products."

Forward-Looking Statements 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.

About STARA Technologies, Inc. STARA Technologies, Inc., a Scottsdale, Arizona based company, is a custom engineering firm which specializes in rapid development of engineering solutions for both commercial and government customers. For more information on the PGSS program or STARA contact Doug Powell at 480-607-7477. www.rapidfielding.com

Company contact:
Craig Stoehr
FLIR Systems, Inc.
(503) 498-3547
www.flir.com


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