FLIR Systems selected to support Army quad-level surveillance, reconnaissance capabilities

WILSONVILLE, Ore. U.S. Army officials selected FLIR Systems, Inc. to deliver its FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS). The $2.6 million order will support quad-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in the Army’s first batch order for the Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program.

The Army 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 roll out of the Black Hornet for full operational deployment within all infantry units.

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