Teledyne FLIR Defense has secured a significant five-year contract valued at up to $93.9 million from the United States Army. The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement involves delivering the service with the cutting-edge Black Hornet® 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) and its spare parts and training.

This advanced nano-unmanned aerial system (UAS) has already proven its worth in the field and is set to enhance the Army’s surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

Compact, Silent, and Agile: Unveiling the Black Hornet 3 Nano-UAV

The Black Hornet 3 drones are part of the Army’s Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program, which was initiated in 2018. This program aims to field one SBS to nearly every squad in the service, including more than 7,000 squads.

According to Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command Soldier Center systems engineer John Paul Kruszewski, the Soldier Borne Sensor System enables soldiers to acquire real-time situational awareness and comprehensive understanding within their operational area as required.