U.S. Military awards contract to FLIR for extra nano drones

FLIR Programs introduced on Tuesday that it has received a further $15.4 million contract to ship its Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Aerial Car to the U.S. Military.

The award, introduced by the FLIR on 04 Might, covers supply of FLIR Black Hornet 3 Private Reconnaissance Programs (PRS), a hand-held surveillance system that can be utilized to supply small-unit recon within the Central Command space of accountability as a part of the Speedy Response Pressure mission.

In late 2018, the U.S. Military started buying Black Hornet 3’s to assist the SBS effort. Since then, it has positioned orders totaling greater than $85 million for the FLIR nano-UAV.

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Extraordinarily gentle and properly suited to operations in contested environments, practically silent, and with a flight time as much as 25 minutes, the combat-proven, pocket-sized Black Hornet PRS transmits dwell video and HD nonetheless photographs again to the operator. Its info feed supplies troopers with instant covert situational consciousness to assist them carry out missions extra successfully. FLIR has delivered greater than 12,000 Black Hornet nano-UAVs to protection and safety forces worldwide.

“Unmanned methods like our Black Hornet present enhanced standoff and security to troops in hurt’s means, which is vital as militaries intensify their plans for multi-domain operations,” stated Roger Wells, VP and normal supervisor of Unmanned Programs & Built-in Options at FLIR. “We’re honored the Black Hornet performs an integral half within the Military’s Soldier Borne Sensor program. Each new order is a testomony to the distinction this expertise could make on the battlefield and renews our dedication to advancing the science.”

The award-winning Black Hornet is designed and constructed by FLIR in Norway. Deliveries will start midyear 2021.

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