FLIR Systems, Two-Time Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, and strong competitor in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is in receipt of an order for FLIR IBAC 2 biological agent detector systems to support the United States (U.S.) Forces Korea (USFK).
USFK is the joint headquarters through which U.S. combat forces would be sent to the South Korea/US (ROK/U.S.) Combined Forces Command’s (CFC) fighting components — the combined ground, air, naval, marine and special operations forces component commands.
Major USFK elements include Eighth U.S. Army (EUSA), U.S. Air Forces Korea (Seventh Air Force), U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK), U.S. Marine Forces Korea (MARFORK) and Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR).
(See US & South Korean Military training for possible urban operations in North Korea, featuring US & South Korean army in urban combat training with gas masks, machine gunners and M2 Bradleys as they simulate an advance in to a North Korean town. Courtesy of WarLeaks – Military Archive and YouTube. Posted on Nov 30, 2017.)
The delivery order is under a 10-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract in support of the Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) program led by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD).
The order is valued at $4 million with deliveries beginning in July 2018.
The FLIR IBAC 2 is a real-time air monitor that alarms in less than 60 seconds when an airborne bio-threat, such as spore, viral, cellular, and protein toxins, are present, then collects, preserves, and transmits data to command and control centers.
Early Warning of Bio-Aerosol Threats
REAL-TIME WARNING CAPABILITY
Autonomous 24/7 operation with no consumables. Detection algorithms for indoor and outdoor use.
ALARM AUTOMATICALLY TRIGGERS SAMPLE COLLECTION
System triggers collector only when high-probability of bio-agent threat, greatly reducing consumables and number of samples to process.
MOST WIDELY DEPLOYED BIOLOGICAL TRIGGER
Operates as part of a network configuration in “first tier” building protection system, or via battery for mobile detection capability.
With more than 1,500 operating units worldwide, the FLIR IBAC 2 is the most widely deployed biological trigger on the market today.
“We are proud to support our U.S. militaries with reliable products that ensure accurate analysis of biological threats for safe and fast response,” said David Ray, President of the Government and Defense Business Unit at FLIR.
“This order supports our mission to provide solutions that save lives and livelihoods, equipping U.S. soldiers with technology that gathers, interprets, and communicates actionable information, reducing decision time in support of our national security.”
(David Ray, president of FLIR’s government and defense business unit,discusses the company’s Ranger family of radars and Recon V ultra-light, next-generation, portable, thermal handheld sensor , his research and development priorities, strategic investment and much more in a wide-ranging, May 22, 2018, interview. Courtesy of Defense & Aerospace Report and YouTube. Posted on May 23, 2018.)
For more information about the FLIR IBAC 2, visit FLIR.com/IBAC2
FLIR Systems Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
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The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Saros will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Perimeter Protection Systems.
To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Leaders in Private Security