FLIR Systems Introduces New Multi-Modal GC/MS Instrument for Chemical Identification

PORTLAND, OR – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announces the release of the Griffin™ 460 mobile GC/MS (gas chromatograph mass spectrometer) instrument.  This state-of-the-art instrument enables innovative multi-modal sample introduction for liquid, solid, and vapor samples while also providing continuous, direct air monitoring.  The Griffin 460 is the only mobile GC/MS to provide this range of sample introduction in a single system that also enables MS/MS.

The Griffin 460 iseal for field-based forensics and other mobile laboratory applications, as well as for integration into facility air handling systems.  During continuous monitoring applications, the Griffin 460 can be programmed to alert at the presence of selected chemicals in both indoor and outdoor environments for near real-time detection andentification of a chemical agent release.  The Griffin 460 simplifies sample handling through the use of unique, extremely light weight accessories such as a fully automated purge and trap accessory and the Griffin X-Sorber, the only handheld vapor sampler with thermal desorption capabilities.

“The Griffin family of products have been in use with the U.S. military, DoD, DHS and other domestic and international agencies for explosives, narcotics and other chemical target detection and confirmation,” said Bill Sundermeier, president of FLIR Detection & Protection.  “The release of the Griffin 460 takes this capability one step further, providing superior performance and continuing the tradition of taking best-in- technology outside the lab and into the field, where it is needed most.”

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

For more information, contact: Melissa Woods, CBRNE Detection FLIR Systems, Inn Phone: 1.405.269.9453 Email: melissa.woods@icxt.com

Angel Bennett FLIR Systems, Inc. Phone: 1.703.416.1043 Email: Angel.bennett@flir.com