FLIR Systems Black Hornet Nano
FLIR Systems wins a $39.6-million order to deliver Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) to help aid the United States (U.S.) Army in battle. Theese nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems will support platoon and small unit level surveillance as well as reconnaissance capabilities for the Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) Program. Read more for two videos and additional information.



We’ve covered the Black Hornet Nano before, but just to recap, it’s basically a military micro unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that measures just 10 × 2.5 cm and small enough to fit in one hand, weighing just over half an ounce. It comes equipped with three cameras; one looking forward, one looking straight down, and one pointing downward at 45 degrees. Each system contains two helicopters, each with a 25 minute flight time, so when one needs to be recharged the other is ready to fly.

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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. war fighters with our unmanned solutions is a key objective for FLIR,” said Jim Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR Systems.

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