Army-vehicle sensor suite upgrade awarded to FLIR SystemsNews
April 15, 2019
ARLINGTON, Va. FLIR Systems has received an award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) in support of the Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade (NBCRV SSU) program for the U.S. Army.
The agreement is valued at $48.1 million, with execution extending through mid-2022.
Under the terms of the agreement, FLIR is set to develop a platform-agnostic modular mission payload integrating multiple chemical, biological, and radiological sensors into a flexible command-and-control (C2) system. This C2 system will enable data integration from the various sensors that will enable automation of certain tasks, thereby reducing the burden on the warfighter.
According to FLIR, the C2 system plus the automated suite will allow for collaboration between manned Stryker vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), and sensor-integrated drone platforms.