FLIR lands $50 million Coast Guard contract for navigation electronics

WILSONVILLE, Ore. The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded FLIR Systems a $50 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide marine electronics systems under the Coast Guard's Scalable Integrated Navigation Systems 2 (SINS-2) program over a five-year period, with the option to extend delivery for an additional five years.

FLIR will provide systems -- to include FLIR's Raymarine multifunction displays, , , remote instrument displays, and autopilot -- that will be standard fit on over 2,000 U.S. Coast Guard vessels ranging from small-class boats through large cutter-class vessels. The system components will be integrated with the Raymarine Lighthouse operating system and will include some advanced features specifically developed for the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Raymarine LightHouse operating system enables users to opt for preprogrammed search-and-rescue (SAR) patterns, allowing for coordinated multivessel SAR operations. The LightHouse based SINS-2 system also features graphical target intercept tools and encrypted communications designed to increase safety, ensure situational awareness, and enhance mission success rates. FLIR's SINS-2 system also can be integrated with existing FLIR M-Series and SeaFLIR thermal imaging cameras already in use by many U.S. Coast Guard boats and cutters.

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