Teledyne Flir unveils 4th generation Black Hornet micro drone
Defense and security UAV specialist Teledyne FLIR Defense has unveiled the upgraded fourth-generation model of its highly touted Black Hornet drone, an aerial asset that has proven vital in surveillance and intelligence gathering work for Ukraine defense forces, among others.
The California-based unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated said its Black Hornet 4 drone has been updated to deliver enhanced range, endurance, imaging, and covert situational awareness performance to operators in conflict situations. The previous model has been provided to Ukraine by a UK-led group of supporting nations and through US aid.
Teledyne Flir Defense rolled out its new nano drone – which the company calls a Personal Reconnaissance System – at this week’s Association of the US Army (AUSA) conference in Washington, DC.
The introduction came less than three months after the Pentagon signed a deal to considerably augment its existing fleet of…