FLIR Black Hornet: Super Small Drone for Individual Soldiers

Arne Skjaerpe, FLIR

The Roswell Test Flight Crew met with a number of firms whereas attending Xponential in Dallas a pair months in the past. n this episode, the Roswell Flight Test Crew speaks with Arne Skjaerpe, the vp for UAV operations at FLIR Systems concerning the Black Hornet: a tiny drone that may be carried and deployed by particular person troopers. The plane weighs simply 18 grams and is obtainable in “day” and “night” variations with totally different cameras. With a spread of as much as one mile, the Black Hornet offers a stay video feed to the operator on a chest-mounted show. The complete system, together with two plane, a controller and the video display screen weighs lower than three kilos. The controller has been optimized for single-handed operation. The Black Hornet is a restricted product, and is barely offered to companies of pleasant governments, corresponding to: the navy, legislation enforcement and firefighters.

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