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Germany special forces acquire​ Black Hornet nano UAS

27th September 2017 - 10:15 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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The German Army’s Special Forces Command, also known as Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), is set to benefit from additional ISR assets following the procurement of nano UAS personal reconnaissance systems (PRS) by the Bundeswehr.

According to industry sources, the Calw-based command will receive up to a dozen PD-100 Black Hornet nano UAS from FLIR Unmanned Aerial Systems AS. 

Worth an undisclosed sum, the deal fulfils an operational requirement from KSK force elements demanding an organic ‘over-the-hill’ ISR-gathering micro UAS capability.

Black Hornet air frames are expected to be spread across KSK’s four commando companies, a 30-strong contingent of which continues

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