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FLIR sustains focus on US robotic vehicle initiatives

10th March 2021 - 11:25 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Dublin

FLIR Systems seeks deeper engagement with US umanned ground programmes in the context of multi-domain operations.

FLIR Systems is looking to leverage recent contract success with its UGVs and experience with US military test exercises, in competing for upcoming contracts for larger platforms which will fill unmanned gaps in US multi-domain operations.

The company, which spent big in recent years acquiring companies such as Endeavor Robotics and Prox Dynamics, is currently being purchased by Teledyne Technologies for $8 billion, pending regulatory approval.

Initiatives involving FLIR Systems, such as Project Convergence and Project Quarterback (leveraging AI for tank warfare), as well as the upcoming EDGE 21, all add to the sum of knowledge within the US

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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