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FLIR Systems awarded BRITE Star contract

30th August 2013 - 14:59 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


FLIR Systems will supply BRITE Star Block II Systems for the Naval Air Systems Command’s UH-1 programme and the Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle programme under a new $136 million contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 26 August.

The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes BRITE Star Block II Systems, BRITE Star I upgrades, cables, depot repair actions, data, BRITE Star II class I engineering change proposal, provision item order and engineering services.

These systems provide ISR, detection, identification and targeting capability in day/night operations for both manned and unmanned platforms.

The DoD said that work under the contract is expected to be completed by August 2018.

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