Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 22, 2011– FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has teamed with Sonardyne International Ltd, UK on a substantial multi-million dollar project in the United Arab Emirates. The companies, with FLIR as the project leader, will provide a commercial-off-the shelf (COTS), integrated perimeter and coastal protection solution for a key coastal facility. The installed CommandSpace® solution will provide multi-dimensional, wide area surveillance above and below the water line for comprehensive perimeter security.

Under the contract, FLIR will provide ground surveillance radars as well as thermal and CCD imagers. Sonardyne will provide its Sentinel IDS® diver detection sonar which automatically detects, tracks and classifies underwater threats at long ranges. As with all FLIR CommandSpace solutions, the entire system will be seamlessly integrated via the FLIR command and control software (C2) platform to display radar, sonar and optical data onto a single common operating picture (COP).

“The FLIR team has been pioneering this concept of wide area surveillance for over a decade, and has seen increasing acceptance of the CommandSpace model. By utilizing Sonardyne technologies, the installed solution will provide comprehensive subsea security as well.”

Bill Sundermeier, president of FLIR Government Systems division

“This contract demonstrates that cost effective, integrated security solutions are now available for the protection of strategic waterside infrastructure.”

John Ramsden, Managing Director of Sonardyne International Ltd

This solution will constitute one of the first, truly-integrated maritime domain awareness and intrusion detection solutions for coastal security.

About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. The Company’s advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. Visit the Company’s web site at www.FLIR.com.

About Sonardyne
Sonardyne is the world leader in the development and integration of advanced sensor technologies for underwater threat detection, tracking and classification. Sentinel® sonar systems are already deployed on more than 30 installations across the world providing security for strategic waterside infrastructure, ships, ports and harbors, maritime borders, energy infrastructure, defense applications and VVIPs for both government and commercial clients. For more information on Sonardyne please visit www.sonardyne.com