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FLIR Announces the Star SAFIRE(R) 380-HLDc Airborne Thermal Imaging System

Uniquely Compact Surveillance System Combines High-Definition, Multispectral Imagers With Precision Laser Designation for Unmatched Size, Weight and Performance

/ -- WILSONVILLE, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 07/11/16 -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the release of the new Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc high-definition, compact airborne electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) targeting system. Featuring industry-leading size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-c) specifications, the Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc combines FLIR's latest sensor technology with precision laser designation to give light combat helicopters and similar platforms true next-generation performance.

With high-definition, multispectral imaging and precision laser designation integrated into a single compact system, the Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc eliminates the need to choose between system size, weight and targeting performance. Its compact design, ideal for smaller aircraft with limited ground clearance, provides a superior solution for locating, identifying and laser marking targets at maximum range.

Leveraging FLIR-designed and produced thermal and laser technologies, the Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc delivers significantly longer range Positive ID (PID) than previous systems of this size and weight, making it an invaluable surveillance and intelligence-gathering force multiplier. Incorporating a long-range laser designator for precision engagements, and advanced laser spot-tracking and decoding, the Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc is the latest innovation driven by FLIR's Commercially Developed, Military Qualified (CDMQ®) model.

"As governments look to expand the mission portfolio of their rotary and fixed wing platforms, the Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc delivers extraordinary performance in a uniquely compact product," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. "Our unique CDMQ model allows us to bring products like the Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc to our military customers quickly and cost effectively. The Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc's next- generation capabilities give airborne operators the tools to capture actionable intelligence and more effectively accomplish their missions, day or night."

The Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc debuts at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show in England this week. For more information about the product visit:

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

Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this release by Andy Teich and the other statements in this release about the product described above are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about FLIR's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the following: the ability to manufacture and deliver the systems referenced in this release, changes in pricing of FLIR's products, changing demand for FLIR's products, product mix, the impact of competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, the ability of FLIR to manufacture and ship products in a timely manner, FLIR's continuing compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, and other risks discussed from time to time in FLIR's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and FLIR does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.

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