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February 9, 2022

Teledyne to maintain US Navy’s ISR electro-optical sensor systems

The company will also deliver BRITE Star II multi-sensory imaging systems for the US Navy/Marine Corps H-1 programme.

The US Naval Surface Warfare Centre has contracted Teledyne FLIR Defence to maintain electro-optical sensor solutions used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).

Valued at up to $43.9m, the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract will see the company deliver replacement parts and technical support for numerous land and sea-based systems.

Some of the systems deployed by the US Navy and Coast Guard are the Star SAFIRE 380-HD, BRITE Star II, and Sea Star SAFIRE III.

Teledyne FLIR Defence executive vice-president and general manager JihFen Lei said: “Our commitment to product service and support ensures customers derive the highest level of performance over the lifespan of every system we offer.

“We’re proud to provide the US Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps with world-class surveillance technology and help them maintain these sensors to detect any threat, anywhere, on land, maritime and airborne platforms.”

Work under the contract will be carried out by the company at its Wilsonville-based facility.

Furthermore, Teledyne FLIR recently won two contracts from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to deliver BRITE Star II multi-sensory imaging systems.

The total value of both contracts stands at $16.2m.

The systems have been selected for the US Navy/Marine Corps H-1 programme, which seeks to increase the readiness of the helicopter fleet for operations.

Star SAFIRE and BRITE Star family of systems provide superior image stabilisation and ultra-long-range performance, as well as internal navigation for accurate targeting.

In July last year, Teledyne Brown Engineering secured a contract from the US Navy for the littoral battlespace sensing-glider (LBS-G) programme.

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