This article is included in these additional categories:

C4ISR | Contracts - Modifications | Other Corporation | Sensors & Guidance | USA

FLIR’s Star SAFIRE-III Spots up to $358.4M in Additional Orders

For more on this and other stories, please consider purchasing a membership.
If you are already a subscriber, login to your account.
FLIR Systems is a major provider of thermal imaging and laser designation turrets to the US armed forces, competing with players like Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and L-3’s Wescam to equip helicopters, aircraft and UAVs, naval vessels, et. al. On May 20/08, the firm announced a new contract modification adding $358.4 million to an existing indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for its Star SAFIRE(R) III turrets from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville, AL. On May 29/08, FLIR Systems, Inc. announced delivery orders totaling $111.7 million under this contract to “support ongoing U.S. Armed Forces force protection programs.” Work on the delivery orders will begin immediately and be completed within the next 12 months in FLIR’s Portland, Oregon facility.

One Source: Hundreds of programs; Thousands of links, photos, and analyses

DII brings a complete collection of articles with original reporting and research, and expert analyses of events to your desktop – no need for multiple modules, or complex subscriptions. All supporting documents, links, & appendices accompany each article.


  • Save time
  • Eliminate your blind spots
  • Get the big picture, quickly
  • Keep up with the important facts
  • Stay on top of your projects or your competitors


  • Coverage of procurement and doctrine issues
  • Timeline of past and future program events
  • Comprehensive links to other useful resources