U.S. Army Awards FLIR Systems $94M to Deliver Black Hornet 3 Finger-sized UAVs

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U.S. Army Awards FLIR Systems $94M to Deliver Black Hornet 3 Finger-sized UAVs
Black Hornet 3 UAV @UMO

The U.S. Army has placed an order for Black Hornet 3 finger-sized drones from FLIR Systems for $94 million.

“FLIR Unmanned Aerial Systems, Hvalstad, Norway, was awarded a $93,889,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Black Hornet 3 unmanned aerial systems, spare parts and ancillary services. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 11, 2028,” the Pentagon said in an official statement today.

The Black Hornet 3 weighs 32g and has edurance of 25 minutes. It comes fitted with a EO camera and a TI camera. The drone’s range is 2000m.

The Black Hornet 3 is the successor of BH2 with improved parameters and enhanced construction.

The device can work both at daytime and during the night. The daytime and thermal camera modules are interchangeable.

Power supply: replaceable batteries. Time needed for take-off: 30 to 120 seconds. The platform can work with no GPS signal.

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