FLIR to support French DrOP programme
FLIR Systems has been selected by the French Defence Procurement Agency to support the French Operational Pocket Drone programme, the company announced on 18 January.
Under the contract, which has a ceiling value of $89 million, FLIR Systems will provide its Black Hornet 3 nano-UAV and personal reconnaissance system to support the French armed forces’ operations.
With a weight of 32gms, the UAS can fly at speeds of over 21km per hour. It is equipped with EO/IR sensors and improved encrypted military-approved digital datalink, enabling seamless communications and imagery transmission significantly beyond line-of-sight and in closed areas.
The Black Hornet 3 provides short range surveillance day or night for personnel situational awareness and threat detection.
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