On Thursday, August 1, FLIR hosted a celebration of the last delivery of
Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits and Outfits (DR-SKO) Systems to the
U.S. Army’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological,
Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND). The FLIR Team has delivered 268 systems to the Joint Services since the program went to full rate production in 2014. This was a brand-new capability for the American
The ceremony was held at our Elkridge facility and was attended by both
FLIR and JPEO-CBRND executive leadership. FLIR Government and Defense
President David Ray provided comments as did JPEO-CBRND Executive Officer Douglas Bryce and Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Strauss. The event was hosted by Dr. David Cullin, vice president of Global Business Development, FLIR Detection.
According to the U.S. Army website the CBRN DR-SKO system is a set of mission specific kits that characterize and provide full spectrum CBRN dismounted reconnaissance capability utilized by the U.S. military 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.
FLIR is proud to support the Joint Services by delivering innovative
solutions for the warfighters, such as DR SKO, and is leading modernization
efforts for the future force through new programs, such as NBCRV announced earlier this year.