Boeing-Leonardo team chooses FLIR Systems for US strategic command UH-1N replacement contract

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) has announced Boeing has selected it to provide the FLIR Star SAFIRE 380-HDc EO/IR surveillance sensor for the United States Air Force (USAF) UH-1N replacement contract, the company said.

The replacement program will replace the current fleet of USAF UH-1N helicopters, which support the service´s nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile bases in Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota. The aircraft will also be used for training, test and operational support airlift missions. The initial contract award to FLIR is for the first four helicopters, with the total contract up to 84 MH-139 helicopters and valued at more than USD40 million to FLIR.

Boeing was awarded a USD 375.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for the non-developmental item integration of the four aircrafts to replace the UH-1N. This was a basic award of a contract (including options) valued at approximately USD 2.38 billion, which will provide for the acquisition and sustainment of up to 84 MH-139 helicopters, training devices, and associated support equipment. If all options are exercised, the work is expected to be completed by September 2031.

FLIR Systems manufactures sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment.