FLIR Systems introduced on Tuesday that it has gained an extra $15.4 million contract to ship its Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to the U.S. Army.
The award, introduced by the FLIR on 04 May, covers supply of FLIR Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS), a hand-held surveillance gadget that can be utilized to present small-unit recon within the Central Command space of duty as a part of the Immediate Response Force mission.
In late 2018, the U.S. Army started buying Black Hornet 3’s to assist the SBS effort. Since then, it has positioned orders totaling more than $85 million for the FLIR nano-UAV.
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Extremely gentle and properly suited for operations in contested environments, practically silent, and with a flight time up to 25 minutes, the combat-proven, pocket-sized Black Hornet PRS transmits dwell video and HD nonetheless pictures again to the operator. Its data feed supplies troopers with instant covert situational consciousness to assist them carry out missions more successfully. FLIR has delivered more than 12,000 Black Hornet nano-UAVs to protection and safety forces worldwide.
“Unmanned systems like our Black Hornet provide enhanced standoff and safety to troops in harm’s way, which is critical as militaries intensify their plans for multi-domain operations,” stated Roger Wells, VP and normal supervisor of Unmanned Systems & Integrated Solutions at FLIR. “We’re honored the Black Hornet plays an integral part in the Army’s Soldier Borne Sensor program. Every new order is a testament to the difference this technology can make on the battlefield and renews our commitment to advancing the science.”
The award-winning Black Hornet is designed and constructed by FLIR in Norway. Deliveries will start midyear 2021.