The US Department of State has reached an agreement with FLIR Systems Inc (Wilsonville, Oregon) to settle allegations that it violated the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) in connection with unauthorised exports of defence articles; the unauthorised provision of defence services; violation of the terms of provisos or other limitations of licence authorisations; and the failure to maintain specific records involving ITAR-controlled transactions.
Under the terms of the four-year Consent Agreement, FLIR will pay a civil penalty of $30 million. The Department of State has agreed to suspend $15 million of that amount on the condition that the funds have or will be used for Department-approved Consent Agreement remedial compliance measures. FLIR must also hire an external Designated Official to oversee the Consent Agreement, which would require the company to conduct two external audits to assess and improve its compliance program during the agreement term as well as implement additional compliance measures. Department of State press releases here and here.