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FLIR Wins U.S. Army HeavyweightEODRobot Contract Worth Up to $109

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that itsKobra™robot has been chosen for the United States (U.S.) Army’s Common Robotic System-Heavy (CRS-H) program. The five-year production contract to build upwards of 350 unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) is worth up to $109 million.Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) units will use the system to perform a range of missions, such as disarming vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs), unexploded ordnanceor related heavy-duty tasks. A variety of sensors and payloads also can be added to the UGV to support other missions.

Environics Boosts Chemical Response Equipment of the Ukrainian Emergency Service

CBRN units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES) received further ChemPro100i chemical detectors to enhance response to potential chemical hazard emergencies, in different regions around Ukraine. On November 26th and 27th, a ChemPro100i user and maintenance training was held in Kiev. This latest delivery of ChemPro100i detectors was part of the International Assistance Project between the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service and the State Border Guard Service and was funded by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Avon Rubber Completes Buy of 3M Ballistic Protection Unit

U.K.-based military technology provider Avon Rubber has completed its acquisition of 3M's (NYSE: MMM) ballistic protection business in an approximately $116M cash deal.

The acquired business manufactures body armor, ballistic helmets, flat armor and helmet attachments for law enforcement and government use.

3M expects nearly 280 employees who supported the unit will join Avon Rubber.

Avon Rubber offers radiological, biological, chemical and nuclear respiratory protection equipment to firefighting, law enforcement and military customers.