November 2, 2012—Sensor system manufacturer FLIR Systems (Portland, Ore., U.S.A.) has been awarded a U.S. Army contract for up to $88.3 million to support the procurement of domestic response capability (DRC) kits for the National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams. The DRC kits include advanced sensors and support equipment used to detect and decontaminate chemical warfare agents.
The three year contract will provide an initial order for $26.9 million by December 2013. FLIR will produce the DRC kits at its facility in Elkridge, Md., incorporating sensors from several FLIR operations.
"This contract showcases FLIR's capability to produce integrated solutions that utilize sensors from multiple company product lines," said Earl Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR. "We are pleased to provide the Army with such an integral solution that protects our forces and the general public from threats of all types."