FLIR Systems awarded $89 million contract from French to deliver Black Hornet UAV

FLIR Black Hornet PRS Personal Reconnaissance System


The FLIR Black Hornet PRS equips the non-specialist dismounted soldier with immediate covert situational awareness (SA). Game-changing EO and IR technology bridges the gap between aerial and ground-based sensors, with the same SA as a larger UAV and threat location capabilities of UGVs. Extremely light, nearly silent, and with a flight time up to 25 minutes, the combat-proven, pocket-sized Black Hornet PRS transmits live video and HD still images back to the operator.

FLIR Black Hornet PRS Personal Reconnaissance System

FLIR Black Hornet PRS Personal Reconnaissance System


Troops can hold a safe position while the stealthy Black Hornet PRS takes on the mission of quietly looking for threats around corners, overhead, or beyond the next ridge. With a more comprehensive lay of the land, Black Hornet PRS lets soldiers clear access with greater confidence, maneuver with
speed, and gain the high ground. Let the Black Hornet PRS be the soldier’s eyes, transmitting live EO/IR video and HD still images back to the operator’s safe location. Less than 33 grams and only 168 mm long, its extremely low visual and audible signatures allow covert operation and increased security, saving lives and minimizing collateral damage.
FLIR Black Hornet PRS Personal Reconnaissance System

FLIR Black Hornet PRS Personal Reconnaissance System


The GCS consists of a Base station, Controller and Display. The Base station houses two Black Hornet 3 nano UAVs and, in combination with the one-handed Controller, enables all necessary functions to plan, execute, and analyze missions. All mission data is stored on the Base station for
review and sharing. Internal rechargeable batteries supply power to the external display and recharge the housed nano UAVs. FLIR offers, as standard, a high-quality and lightweight daylight readable display for the Black Hornet PRS. Other networked or integrated solutions for displaying mission data
in real-time are available.
FLIR Black Hornet PRS Personal Reconnaissance System

FLIR Black Hornet PRS Personal Reconnaissance System


Founded in 1978, FLIR Systems is a world-leading industrial technology company focused on intelligent sensing solutions for defense, industrial and commercial applications. FLIR is based in Hvalstad, Norway, and will be responsible for managing and executing the contract. As one of the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-unmanned aerial systems (UAS), the Black Hornet PRS features electro-optical / infrared sensors to provide beyond visual line-of-sight capability.

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