UK, Norway send $9 million in Teledyne Flir drones to Ukraine
The UK and Norway are sending more than $9 million worth of Teledyne Flir Black Hornet micro drones to Ukraine to aid the nation’s battle against Russia’s invasion.
Norway’s Ministry of Defense announced the move Wednesday, saying the $9.2 million in tactical drone support will be drawn from a $41.1 million fund the UK as created with allies to assist Ukraine’s defensive effort. The Black Hornet reconnaissance, situational awareness, and data collection UAVs will be supplied under a $48 million contract Teleydne Flir signed with Norway earlier this year, which made the Nordic country the world’s largest user of the craft.
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Ukraine has specifically requested Black Hornet tech as part of its Army of Drones campaign, and in direct requests to governments backing its fight against Russia’ aggression. The pocket-sized, easy-to-use UAVs are particularly effective…