FLIR Systems Explores Greater Synergies Within Unmanned Systems Portfolio

FLIR Systems is using its recent acquisitions of companies in the unmanned space to develop a range of new concepts, including the deployment of nano unmanned aerial systems (UASs) from larger platforms, the company has told Jane’s . The sensor specialist acquired Prox Dynamics – manufacturer of the Black Hornet nano-UAS – in November 2016. It has...

FLIR Systems is using its recent acquisitions of companies in the unmanned space to develop a range of new concepts, including the deployment of nano unmanned aerial systems (UASs) from larger platforms, the company has told Jane’s .

The sensor specialist acquired Prox Dynamics – manufacturer of the Black Hornet nano-UAS – in November 2016. It has expanded its acquisitions this year, acquiring UAS manufacturer Aeryon Labs and unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) provider Endeavor Robotics.

FLIR Systems is looking into deploying its Black Hornet nano-UASs from other UAV and UGV platforms. (IHS Markit/Kelvin Wong)
FLIR Systems is looking into deploying its Black Hornet nano-UASs from other UAV and UGV platforms. (IHS Markit/Kelvin Wong)

The company is using the synergies between these companies – and its own areas of expertise – to pursue various new technologies and concepts, said David Ray, president of FLIR Systems’ Government & Defense unit.

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