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FLIR lifts lid on Black Hornet software upgrade and further NBCRV SSU development

26th October 2020 - 15:24 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Dublin

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Software upgrade to Black Hornet returns the nano-UAV to the operator if data link connection is lost

FLIR Systems has announced an upgrade programme for its Black Hornet nano-UAV (pictured), plus more details on its 380X hardware, firmware, and software upgrade for Star SAFIRE 380 system.

The company also outlined plans to install the NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade (NBCRV SSU) on additional platform types.

The Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) upgrade is a software improvement to the PRS 4.1 standard, a component of which is an ‘autonomous automatic backtracking’ function. 

In this mode of operation, the 320g rotary UAV returns to the operator if it loses the data link. An example of this scenario

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Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 17 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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