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Teledyne FLIR launches ION M640x tactical UAS
Teledyne FLIR has announced the launch of ION M640x - a quadcopter designed tactical UAS.
The aircraft is an evolution of the company's ION M440 and features a a 640x512 IR sensor and a near IR laser illuminator.
Weighing approximately four lbs (1.8kg), the new system has been developed with capabilities including smart object tracking, tri-band radio and is interoperable with Common Ground Control Stations (C-GCS), like the US Army's Tactical Open Ground Station Architecture (TOGA). A high-powered mission computer also enables advanced autonomous functions to be undertaken, according to Teledyne FLIR.
The M640X can be carried in a rucksack and withstands rainy and windy conditions.
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