Teledyne FLIR Wins $19M Research and Development Contract for Joint Force CBRN Modernization

Will Provide New and Increased Capabilities that Address Joint Force Requirements to Fight and Win Future Conflicts Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction

ELKRIDGE, Md., June 23, 2021 ― Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), announced it has won a contract worth up to $19 million from the U.S. Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO CBRND) to modernize the military’s Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits and Outfits (DR SKO) Systems.

The DR SKO system is a set of mission-specific kits that characterize and provide full spectrum CBRN dismounted reconnaissance capability used by U.S. Joint Services, including units within the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams. The system provides detection and identification of volatile organic compounds, toxic industrial chemicals/materials, chemical warfare agents, biological warfare agents, oxygen levels, and combustible gases.

“The DR SKO System Modernization program will provide new and improved capabilities that address the imperative for U.S. forces to fight and win future conflicts that involve weapons of mass destruction,” said Roger Wells, VP and general manager of Unmanned Systems & Integrated Solutions at Teledyne FLIR. “This latest effort will increase warfighters’ time on target and commanders’ battlespace awareness through ad hoc networking of tactical sensors, while also enhancing modularity and logistics.

“We’re well positioned to deliver this upgrade having served successfully as prime contractor for the design and manufacturer of the legacy DR SKO systems,” Wells added.

Teledyne FLIR is supporting the JPEO CBRND on multiple programs company-wide, including awards worth more than $78 million to deliver the sensor suite upgrade for the Army’s Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV). Teledyne FLIR is lead integrator in modernizing the NBCRV system with improved and autonomous CBRN sensors.

The 30-month DR SKO effort will result in prototypes delivered to the DoD for test and evaluation that will support a decision to upgrade the currently fielded DR SKO configuration. Work will be performed at Teledyne FLIR facilities in Elkridge, Md., with support from Stillwater, Okla. and Chelmsford, Mass.

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About Teledyne FLIR

Teledyne FLIR, a Teledyne Technologies company, is a world leader in intelligent sensing solutions for defense and industrial applications with approximately 4,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1978, the company creates advanced technologies to help professionals make better, faster decisions that save lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit or follow @flir.

About Teledyne Technologies

Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated digital imaging products and software, instrumentation, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems. Teledyne's operations are primarily located in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Western and Northern Europe. For more information, visit Teledyne's website at


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