Nano-UAV systems to supply Army sensor programNews
May 08, 2020
WILSONVILLE, Ore. FLIR Systems, Inc. announced it has won an additional $20.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to deliver its FLIR Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS). The nano-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will support platoon- and small unit-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Army’s Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program.
In January 2019, the U.S. Army awarded FLIR an initial $39.7 million contract for Black Hornet 3’s to support the SBS program. The company is currently delivering those systems for fielding across the force.
The Black Hornet PRS transmits live video and HD still images back to the operator. Its information feed is intended to provide soldiers with immediate covert situational awareness to help them perform missions more effectively.
According to the company, FLIR has delivered more than 12,000 Black Hornet nano-UAVs to defense and security forces worldwide.