FLIR Systems Black Hornet Nano UAV US Army
FLIR Systems has won a $39.6-million contract to deliver FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) in support of the United States Army. These miniature drones will support platoon as well as small unit level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) Program.

The Black Hornet Nano measures just 4″ × 1″, weighs just over 0.5-ounces, and is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It comes equipped with three cameras – one looking forward, one looking straight down, and one pointing downward at 45° – that provide the operator with full-motion video and still images. One system consists of two drones and a full charge is good for around 25-minutes of flight time. These UAVs aren’t slow either, as they can hit a top speed of 11mph.
DJI Mavic Air 2 - Drone Quadcopter UAV with 48MP Camera 4K Video 8K Hyperlapse 1/2" CMOS Sensor 3-Axis Gimbal 34min Flight Time ActiveTrack 3.0 Ocusync 2.0, Gray
  • 【UP YOUR GAME】: The Mavic Air 2 camera drone takes power and portability to the next level. It combines a powerful camera with intelligent shooting modes for stunning results. Push your imagination to its limits because aerial photography has never been this easy.
  • 【NEXT-LEVEL CONTENT】: Capture impressive 48MP photos with a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor while the 3-axis gimbal provides 4K/60fps video. The secret to incredible HDR video is a high-performance Quad Bayer image sensor. OcuSync 2.0 has a video transmission distance of up to 6.2mi / 10 km and can also deliver 1080p FHD resolution livestream directly from the drone’s camera.
  • 【IMPROVED FLIGHT】: An impressive flight time of up to 34 minutes allows you to pull off epic, fast-paced shots. Obstacle sensing in three directions makes it extra convenient for beginners and improves safety for your Mavic Air 2.

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. 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,” said Jim Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR Systems.


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