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Norwegian Home Guard to use Black Hornet 3
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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