Teledyne FLIR to provide services for US Navy and USCG sensor systems

Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to service electro-optical sensor systems used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).

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As explained, the company will provide replacement parts and technical support for several land- and sea-based systems used by the US Navy and US Coast Guard (USCG), including the BRITE Star II, the Sea Star SAFIRE III, and the Star SAFIRE 380-HD.

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The contract is worth up to $43.9 million, the firm noted.

“We’re proud to provide the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps with … surveillance technology and help them maintain these sensors to detect any threat, anywhere, on land, maritime and airborne platforms,” said JihFen Lei, executive vice president and general manager of Teledyne FLIR Defense.

The Star SAFIRE and BRITE Star family of systems are manufactured in Wilsonville, Oregon and offer users image stabilization, ultra-long-range performance, and internal navigation for precise targeting.

The systems are fully hardened for military fixed-wing and helicopter operations and include an MWIR thermal imager, low-light cameras, and multiple laser payload options.

In addition to the IDIQ award, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) also recently awarded Teledyne FLIR two contracts with a combined value of $16.2 million to procure BRITE Star II multi-sensory imaging systems. Those systems will support the US Navy/Marine Corps H-1 program, the company concluded.