FLIR Systems Enters UAS Industry with $134M Acquisition of Drone Maker

FLIR Systems will acquire Prox Dynamics for $134 million

FLIR Systems Inc. not only creates one of the provides thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, but now they are adding drones to their business. A nano class drone developer, Prox Dynamics AS, plans to integrate the company into its surveillance segment.

Prox Dynamics produces nano helicopter technology. Its drones are light, pocket-sized, hand control and covert surveillance systems.

For $134 million cash, FLIR will use drone model PD-100 Black Hornet. The system uses FLIR's Lepton micro thermal camera, visible spectrum cameras, advanced low-power rotor technology and software flight control.

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