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US Army Places $2.6M Order for FLIR Reconnaissance Systems

Photonics Spectra
Sep 2018
Sensor systems developer FLIR Systems Inc. has been awarded a $2.6 million order from the U.S. Army to deliver the Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS).

FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) will support squad-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Courtesy of Pfc. Rhita Daniel.
The FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) will support squad-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Courtesy of Pfc. Rhita Daniel.

The units delivered under this contract will support squad-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in the first batch order for the Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program. The Army first purchased the Black Hornet PRS from FLIR for test and evaluation purposes in both 2016 and 2017. The Army will continue its evaluation and consider broader-scale rollout of the Black Hornet for full operational deployment within all infantry units.

“The United States Army’s selection of FLIR to provide the Black Hornet PRS in this initial delivery of the Soldier Borne Sensor program represents a key opportunity to provide soldiers in every U.S. Army squad a critical advantage on the modern battlefield,” said James Cannon, president and CEO of FLIR. “This contract demonstrates the strong demand for nanodrone technology offered by FLIR and opens the way for broad deployment across all branches of the military. We’re proud to provide the highly differentiated Black Hornet PRS to help support the U.S. government to achieve the objective of protecting its warfighters.”

This contract expands the use of FLIR’s Black Hornet PRS for military surveillance and reconnaissance programs. FLIR has delivered this system to 30 nations around the world, and the U.S. Army will receive the latest generation of the system under the SBS program.

FLIR is a developer of sensor systems for security, surveillance, environmental monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, threat detection, and more.

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