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FLIR Systems to acquire Endeavor Robotics

15th February 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


FLIR Systems is set to acquire Endeavor Robotics, a developer of tactical UGVs for global military, public safety and critical infrastructure markets, from Arlington Capital Partners, the company announced on 11 February.

Upon closing of the acquisition process, which is expected in the first quarter of 2019, Endeavor will be part of the FLIR Government and Defense Business Unit’s Unmanned Systems and Integrated Solutions division.

Endeavor’s UGVs use advanced sensing and actuation technologies to provide support for explosive ordnance disposal, ISR, radiation monitoring, route clearance, inspection, and hazardous materials detection and disposal for troops, police and industrial users.

Endeavor’s family of systems range from the 5lb throwable FirstLook reconnaissance UGV to the 500lb Kobra heavy-lift UGV. All its models are controllable under one C2 system.

Jim Cannon, president and CEO of FLIR Systems, said: ‘This acquisition aligns with our evolution from sensors to intelligent sensing and ultimately solutions that save lives and livelihoods. Endeavor’s momentum with the US DoD and other global defence and police forces provides us significant opportunity to participate in long-term franchise programmes and will help us create growth for the company.’

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