WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2018--
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) has been awarded a $2.6 million order
from the United States Army to deliver FLIR Black Hornet®
Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS). The units delivered under this
contract will support squad-level surveillance and reconnaissance
capabilities in the Army’s first batch order for the Soldier Borne
Sensor (SBS) program.
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FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) will support squad-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. (Photo: Pfc. Rhita Daniel)
The United States Army purchased the Black Hornet PRS from FLIR for test
and evaluation purposes in both 2016 and 2017. The Army will continue
its evaluation and consider broader scale roll out of the Black Hornet
for full operational deployment within all infantry units.
“The United States Army’s selection of FLIR to provide the Black Hornet
PRS in this initial delivery of the Soldier Borne Sensor program
represents a key opportunity to provide soldiers in every U.S. Army
squad a critical advantage on the modern battlefield,” said James
Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR Systems. “This contract demonstrates
the strong demand for nano-drone technology offered by FLIR and opens
the way for broad deployment across all branches of the military. We’re
proud to provide the highly-differentiated Black Hornet PRS to help
support the U.S. Government to achieve the objective of protecting its
This contract expands the use of FLIR’s Black Hornet PRS for military
surveillance and reconnaissance programs. FLIR has delivered the Black
Hornet PRS systems to 30 nations around the world, and the U.S. Army
will receive the latest generation of the system under the SBS program.
Deliveries of these systems will take place in 2018. For more
information about the FLIR Black Hornet PRS, please visit www.flir.com/blackhornet
(U.S.) or www.flir.eu/blackhornet
(Europe and Asia).
About FLIR Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, FLIR Systems
is a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and
heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and
protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, FLIR’s
vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging
and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions
for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring,
outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat
detection. For more information, please visit www.flir.com
and follow @flir.
The statements in this release by Jim Cannon and the other statements
in this release regarding the contract, including contract amount and
anticipated delivery dates, are forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such
statements are based on current expectations and are not guarantees of
future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are
difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ
materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking
statements due to numerous factors, including the following: the ability
to manufacture and deliver the systems referenced in this release,
continuing demand for the product referenced in the release, constraints
on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production
capacity, the ability of FLIR to manufacture and ship products in a
timely manner, FLIR's continuing compliance with U.S. export control
laws and regulations and ability to sell to the U.S. government, and
other risks discussed from time to time in FLIR's Securities and
Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements
could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth
rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such
forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are
made and FLIR does not undertake any obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the
date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire
services or Internet service providers.
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