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FLIR Wins $6.3 Million Order from UAE

July 3, 2008

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Defense has chosen FLIR System's Star SAFIRE III multi-sensor systems for counter-smuggling and -terror missions within the UAE.


PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire -) - FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that it has received a $6.3 million order from the General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Defense for the company's Star SAFIRE III stabilized, multi-sensor systems. The units delivered under this order will be installed on fixed-wing surveillance platforms for use in counter-smuggling and counter-terror missions within the United Arab Emirates. The order is a follow-on option to a previously signed contract between FLIR and the General Headquarters. This $6.3 million option brings the total value of the contract award to over $34 million within the past year.

Work on this order will be performed at FLIR's facilities in Portland, Oregon and deliveries are expected to be completed within the next twelve months.

"This order, representing a continuation of the long-standing relationship between FLIR and the USA's strong ally, the United Arab Emirates, demonstrates the outstanding performance of our products in harsh operating conditions," said Earl R. Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc. "We are pleased the United Arab Emirates has once again chosen FLIR products for these critical missions."

About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems for a wide variety of thermography and imaging applications including condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, drug interdiction, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring and ground-based security.


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