Investment Creates Partnership to Develop Powerful UAS Solutions for
FLIR’s First Responder Customers and Funds DroneSense for Growth
WILSONVILLE, Ore. & AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 18, 2018--
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) and DroneSense, Inc. announced today
that FLIR has completed a strategic investment in DroneSense, makers of
a unique software platform that serves the growing needs of public
safety organizations in utilizing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to
better perform their missions.
The minority investment by FLIR in DroneSense will create opportunities
for the companies to collaborate and share their respective expertise
and customer relationships to develop and bring to market advanced UAS
operating, management, and reporting systems. FLIR’s advanced thermal
imaging payloads for UAS platforms provide first responders a new sense
of awareness by imaging heat, seeing through smoke, and seeing at night.
DroneSense’s comprehensive solution will enable first responders of all
types to build and scale their UAS programs with full accountability and
transparency. Together, the FLIR and DroneSense offerings will enhance
situational awareness, act as a force multiplier, and ultimately save
more lives as organizations continue to integrate UAS into daily
“This alliance with DroneSense will help bring to market a truly
mission-critical solution needed by first responders to effectively
deploy a complete UAS program across their organizations,” said James
Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR. “We believe this platform is scalable
geographically, across multiple markets, and across multiple FLIR
Business Units. While focused today on UASs, we see longer term
opportunity for the solution to be extendable to other forms of sensing
About FLIR Systems
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.
Founded in 2015 and based in Austin, Texas, DroneSense offers a
comprehensive solution that empowers organizations to build, manage, and
scale unmanned aircraft programs. DroneSense has designed a
mission-critical software platform that enables users to leverage the
full capabilities of drones in all operations.Drones powered by
the DroneSense platform provide decision quality data that expands
situational awareness and acts as a force multiplier, ultimately leading
to more lives saved. To learn more about DroneSense, please visit www.dronesense.com.
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