FLIR obtains tethered drone assets with Aria Insights acquisition


FLIR Systems has acquired the intellectual property (IP) and certain operating assets of Aria Insights.

The Aria assets will be integrated into FLIR’s Unmanned Systems and Integrated Solutions Division, augmenting the company’s industry-leading technology portfolio built from its acquisitions of Prox Dynamics in 2016 and Aeryon Labs and Endeavor Robotics earlier this year.

David ray, president of FLIR’s government and defense business, commented: “Tethered UAS systems are becoming an increasingly valuable tool for force protection, border security, and critical infrastructure protection.”

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He continued: “Aria’s innovative technology and IP assets will enable us to enhance current capabilities and advance the range of solutions we can deliver to customers in this growing market segment.”

Lance Vandenbrook, former CEO of Aria Insights, added: “We’re pleased to complete the sale of our assets to FLIR Systems. We are proud of the technology our team developed through the operations of CyPhy Works and Aria, and we believe FLIR offers the best opportunity to see it make a difference and support critical missions in the years ahead.”

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