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Black Hornets swarm into Australia

2nd November 2017 - 12:50 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Australian Army will outlay $6.8 million to procure FLIR Systems’ PD-100 Black Hornet 2 nano-UAVs under its Army Minor Project (AMP) 024.33 requirement.

Announced on 10 October, the deal will see the Black Hornet fleet increase to more than 150, although exact numbers were not revealed. There will be enough to equip every army combat team at the platoon and troop level with an organic reconnaissance capability, however.

Deliveries will be completed throughout the course of 2018.

The 16g UAVs, capable of flying for 25 minutes to a range of around 1.6km, will be manufactured in Oslo, Norway.


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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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