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FLIR Wins $136M for Brite Star Upgrades

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued August 26, 2013)

FLIR Systems Inc., Wilsonville, Ore., is being awarded a $136,600,358 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for 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.

BRITE Star Block II Systems will be used by Naval Air Systems Command’s UH-1 program and the Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program.

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

Work will be performed in Wilsonville, Ore., and is expected to be completed by August 2018. Fiscal 2013 Aircraft Procurement Navy funds in the amount of $4,224,564 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was issued on a sole-source basis in accordance with the statutory authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-13-D-JQ08).