Teledyne FLIR Wins $19M Research and Development Contract for Joint Force CBRN Modernization

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), announced it has won a contract worth up to $19 million from the U.S. Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO CBRND) to modernize the military’s Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits and Outfits (DR SKO) Systems.

The DR SKO system is a set of mission-specific kits that characterize and provide full spectrum CBRN dismounted reconnaissance capability used by U.S. Joint Services, including units within the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams. The system provides detection and identification of volatile organic compounds, toxic industrial chemicals/materials, chemical warfare agents, biological warfare agents, oxygen levels, and combustible gases.

The DR SKO System Modernization program will provide new and improved capabilities that address the imperative for U.S. forces to fight and win future conflicts that involve weapons of mass destruction. This latest effort will increase warfighters’ time on target and commanders’ battlespace awareness through ad hoc networking of tactical sensors, while also enhancing modularity and logistics.

We’re well positioned to deliver this upgrade having served successfully as prime contractor for the design and manufacturer of the legacy DR SKO systems

Roger Wells, VP and general manager of Unmanned Systems & Integrated Solutions at Teledyne FLIR

Teledyne FLIR is supporting the JPEO CBRND on multiple programs company-wide, including awards worth more than $78 million to deliver the sensor suite upgrade for the Army’s Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV). Teledyne FLIR is lead integrator in modernizing the NBCRV system with improved and autonomous CBRN sensors.

The 30-month DR SKO effort will result in prototypes delivered to the DoD for test and evaluation that will support a decision to upgrade the currently fielded DR SKO configuration. Work will be performed at Teledyne FLIR facilities in Elkridge, Md., with support from Stillwater, Okla. and Chelmsford, Mass.

Source: Teledyne FLIR news release

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