FLIR Systems, announced that its ICx Technologies subsidiary has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) valued at up to US$101.9 million, for the procurement of mobile surveillance capabilities systems. The five-year contract includes a $26 million funded base year with four option periods and calls for integrated mobile surveillance and detection systems made to operate day and night in rugged areas of the U.S. southern border. FLIR's ultra long range thermal imaging camera will be included on the vehicle-mounted surveillance towers. The award builds on ICx's thirteen-year history of providing CBP with tactical systems.
"Helping protect the safety and security of the public and its borders is a key tenet of the FLIR product philosophy," said Earl Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR. "We are proud to have been chosen by CBP to provide next generation of surveillance systems that will ease the challenges faced by U.S. border agents."