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10/15/2008

FLIR Systems Announces Orders of $14.8 Million From U.S. Customs and Border Protection

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has received contract awards totaling $14.8 million from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The contract awards included $9.0 million for Star SAFIRE® HD stabilized, multi-sensor systems, $3.9 million for Recon III long-range, hand-held imagers, and $1.9 million for SeaFLIR II stabilized, multi-sensor systems. The units delivered under these orders will be used for homeland security missions.

Work on these orders will be performed at FLIR's facilities in Wilsonville, OR and North Billerica, MA and deliveries are expected to be completed within the next twelve months.

"These orders highlight FLIR's position as a leading supplier of thermal imaging equipment to CBP and demonstrate the value of our systems to support their wide range of missions," said Earl R. Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc. "We are delighted CBP has once again chosen FLIR products for these critical missions."

About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems for a wide variety of thermography and imaging applications including condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, drug interdiction, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring and ground-based security. Visit the company's web site at www.FLIR.com.


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