July 8, 2008

FLIR Systems Announces Orders of $9.2 Million for Systems to Be Provided to the U.S. Air Force

PORTLAND, OR, Jul 08, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has received two orders totaling $9.2 million for its SeeSpot(R) III+ high-performance thermal imagers. The units delivered under these orders will be provided to the U.S. Air Force to support its surveillance and observation missions.

Work on these orders will be performed at FLIR's facilities in North Billerica, MA and deliveries are expected to be completed within the next twelve months.

"These orders demonstrate FLIR's expanding leadership position in providing high-performance thermal imaging products to all branches of the U.S. military," said Earl R. Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc. "We are pleased to support the U.S. Air Force in these critical missions."

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this release by Earl R. Lewis, and the other statements in this release about the orders 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 orders 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 continuing eligibility of the Company to act as a federal contractor, the amount and availability of appropriated government procurement funds 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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