US Army Orders Flir Black Hornet
It was announced on January 24th that the US Army have awarded FLIR Systems, Inc. a $39.6 Million order to deliver FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS).
The Black Hornet nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems will support platoon and small unit level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) Program. This new contract expands the use of FLIR’s Black Hornet PRS for Army surveillance and reconnaissance programs. To date, FLIR has delivered over 8,000 Black Hornet nano-UAVs around the world.
“We are proud to be selected by the U.S. Army for the SBS Program of Record. This contract represents a significant milestone with the operational large-scale deployment of nano-UAVs into the world’s most powerful Army,” said Jim Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR Systems. “This contract is a major win for the newly established Unmanned Systems & Integrated Solutions business division at FLIR and demonstrates the strong and urgent demand for nano-UAV technology offered by FLIR. Protecting U.S. warfighters with our unmanned solutions is a key objective for FLIR.”