Teledyne FLIR Defense has been selected by the US Army to supply the Black Hornet® 3 systems in a contract worth $93.9 million.
Details of the contract with the US Army.
The five-year IDIQ contract, which was awarded to Teledyne FLIR Defense, includes the delivery of Black Hornet 3 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), as well as control units, spare parts and training.
Since 2018, as part of the Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program, the Army has procured these devices, exceeding $125 million in total orders for the multifunctional drone.
The Black Hornet PRS weighs 33 grams and has a flight range of up to 25 minutesIt transmits live and still images in high definition, making it essential for operations in conflict zones.
Global use of Black Hornet drones
These UAVs are currently being used by Ukrainian forces thanks to British and Norwegian donations. Norway recently ordered 1,000 more unmanned aircraft systems.
With success in a multitude of missions and adverse contexts, FLIR Defense has delivered more than 20,000 Black Hornet PRS systems to more than 40 countries.
FLIR Vice President of Defense Dr. Jehfen Lee highlighted Black Hornet 3’s ability to provide accurate information to soldiers on missions.
Production and design of the Black Hornet 3
The famous Black Hornet 3 is designed and manufactured in Norway by FLIR Defense.
Li noted that the company will continue to invest in the development of unmanned technologies and smart sensors.
These technologies are revolutionizing the dynamics of contemporary battlefields.
About Teledyne FLIR
Teledyne FLIR, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies, specializes in intelligent unmanned sensor systems. Founded in 1978, it currently employs around 4,000 people globally.
Its mission is to develop technologies that help in making quick and effective decisions in critical situations.
For more information about Teledyne FLIR, you can visit its official page or follow its official @flir account.
Teledyne Technologies: An Overview
Teledyne Technologies provides advanced digital imaging systems, instrumentation and engineering products, primarily to the defense and aerospace industries.
With operations in various regions, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe, it has been recognized for its significant contribution to technology.