FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced a full-rate production decision from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for FLIR’s integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat response system for the Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (DR SKO) program.
Additionally, FLIR has been awarded a $12.3 million order from the U.S. Army for low-rate initial production of DR SKO systems as well as a $5.8 million development contract from the U.S. Army for program management and logistics tasks related to the program.
The DR SKO program is a joint-service DoD initiative centered on CBRNE threat detection systems that will be utilized by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Civil Support Teams. The FLIR DR SKO system provides an integrated set of CBRNE detection, identification, sample collection, testing, and personal safety kits that allow personnel to perform site assessment and consequence management missions.
The program, originally called the Joint Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance System Increment II (JNBCRS2), has been in development since 2008.
Production under the order received is expected to be fulfilled during 2014 by FLIR’s Detection segment facility in Elkridge, Maryland. Work under the development contract is expected to occur over the remainder of 2014.
“This decision and related orders solidify our position in providing CBRNE solutions and demonstrate FLIR’s ability to provide advanced threat detection solutions via a distinctive commercially developed, military qualified (CDMQ) model,” said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. “Receiving this conclusive production decision and these orders are a result of the work of our CBRNE detection and integration teams and is enabled by our broad suite of sensor technologies.”
Source: FLIR Systems press release, adapted.