FLIR Systems Receives US Army's $28.7 Million Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) Contract

10 October 2018

FLIR Systems, Inc today announced that it has received the United States Department of Defense (DOD) chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense alliance A contract awarded by the Program Executive Office (JPEO-CBRND) to support the Multiphase Chemical Warfare Agent (MPCAD) project. The value of this other Exchange Agreement (OTA) is $28.7 million and the implementation period is until mid-2022

The FLIR MPCAD solution will be based on a modified version of the FLIR GriffinTM G510. The Griffin G510 is a portable gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) system that is currently used by domestic and international response teams for real-time chemical threat confirmation on site. This development will enable the identification of low levels of chemicals in aerosols, gases, liquids and solids. It will provide combat personnel with on-site confirmation capabilities and enable the joint forces to better combat and intercept weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

FLIR CEO James Cannon said: "We are proud to participate in the US military's important next-generation chemical detection program. This contract enables our team to further fulfill its mission to allow our soldiers, sailors, pilots and marines to fight. The lives and lives of the players are protected from chemical attacks."

Work under this contract is expected to take place at FLIR's facility in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.