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After its acquisition, the developer and manufacturer of unmanned aerial systems (Uas) nano-class will now integrate Flir's Lepton sensor technology to provide an intelligent surveillance and reconnaissance solution to the security and military industry.

The acquisition by Flir Systems from Norwegian nano-drone manufacturer Prox Dynamics has been an investment of some 134 millions of dollars in cash, as announced by the company, aimed at improving and extending its range of Flir Airbone sensors and Lepton technology.

So pointed out Andy Teich, president and CEO of FLir Systems: "this acquisition adds a unique capability in unmanned aerial systems technology (Uas) to our portfolio. The Prox Dynamics team has created a differential solution that now incorporates our Lepton sensor for advanced intelligence, surveillance and recognition that fits our vision of growth in this market".

blankIn this sense, Flir to invest in improving flexibility, performance and cost the personal recognition platform (Personal Reconnaissance System – Prs) Prox Dynamics that frames your Black Hornet system (an unmanned nano helicopter), with an aerial sensor and a manual controller for this pocket-sized device that a soldier can throw by hand into the field, which provides a significant advantage in mission planning.

Black Hornet uses Flir's Lepton technology, with micro thermal cameras, visible spectrum cameras, Advanced low-power rotor technology and proprietary software for flight control, among others, that make it one of the lightest and safest drones on the market, offering a very advanced surveillance solution, especially useful for traditional and advanced and saving military forces for traditional military forces and special operations forces.

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By • 13 Feb, 2017
• Section: Business, Urban security, Services