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Norwegian Home Guard to use Black Hornet 3

5th November 2020 - 15:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Deliveries of the tiny UAV are due in the next few weeks

The Norwegian MoD has ordered an undisclosed number of Black Hornet 3 nano-UAVs from FLIR Systems, for use by the Home Guard rapid mobilisation force.

A contract award from Norwegian defence materiel agency Forsvarsmateriell was announced on 4 November, although the MoD did not disclose the value of the deal.

‘The quick response and positive attitude from the supplier means that we expect delivery to the Home Guard within a couple of weeks,’ said Brig Diederik Kolff, Chief of Air Capacities at Forsvarsmateriell.

Black Hornet 3 weighs 32g, with a flight endurance of 25 minutes and a maximum range of 2km.

Other operators of the nano-UAV include Australia, France, UK and the US, according to Shephard Defence Insight.

Earlier in 2020, Norway was the first country to receive the Black Hornet nano-UAV vehicle reconnaissance system (BH VRS).

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