FLIR Systems has unveiled the FLIR Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System (VRS) designed to aid global military, government agency and first responder vehicle-mounted operations.
Featuring the Black Hornet nano-UAV, the VRS enables the soldier to stay safe while maintaining situational awareness, threat detection, and surveillance.
The Black Hornet combines with the VRS to create a real-time situational awareness (RSTA) airborne system for troops protected inside a vehicle.
It also includes a launch unit that holds multiple UAVs which can mount to the exterior of any military vehicle, including armoured personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, and light utility vehicles.
Operators inside a vehicle can then use an integrated battle management system or only a display to launch and fly the Black Hornet 3 on its mission.
Jim Cannon, president and CEO at FLIR, said: “The Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System brings unique situational awareness and understanding to vehicle operators, and provides our warfighters improved safety on the battlefield.”
He added: “The Black Hornet 3-powered VRS is representative of the company’s new focus on delivering full-solution technology, and we look forward to playing a role in helping modernize our military customers.”
The Black Hornet VRS is sold directly through FLIR or FLIR vehicle original equipment manufacturing partners as part of an overall battle management or targeting system.