After Teledyne-FLIR pairing, executive says new company will offer expanded unmanned products

By Marjorie Censer / May 17, 2021 at 4:39 PM

Teledyne earlier this month completed its acquisition of FLIR Systems, a deal one executive says will result in a broader range of unmanned systems.

In an interview with Inside Defense, Roger Wells, vice president and general manager of Teledyne FLIR unmanned systems and integrated solutions, said FLIR, which acquired Endeavor Robotics in 2019, is known for its unmanned aerial and ground systems.

Teledyne, on the other hand, has offered unmanned maritime systems.

"Together, we're going to be working to integrate across those platforms to have them all interoperable," Wells said.

FLIR "had a really strong presence in unmanned air and unmanned ground," Wells added. "Being able to add new technology, new intelligence through advanced AI, especially at the edge, as well as interconnectivity gives us more value."

He said integration of the two companies is "fully underway."

"We've already had multiple exchange sessions where we've talked about technology, we've talked about how we're going to integrate across the multiple business units," Wells said. "We're already starting to look at specific activities where we can get early success."