Army awards FLIR second contract for Soldier Borne Sensor

By Jaspreet Gill / May 8, 2020 at 4:22 PM

FLIR Systems announced today it has been awarded a second contract from the Army to deliver unmanned aerial systems for the service's Soldier Borne Sensor program.

The Soldier Borne Sensor is a compact situational awareness tool that can provide real time visual sector scanning for users. Components of the system include tactical configuration and ancillary items, a ground control station and air vehicle components.

FLIR will deliver its Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems to support platoon and small unit-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, the company said in a press release today.

"Extremely light, nearly silent and with a flight time up to 25 minutes, the combat-proven, pocket-sized Black Hornet PRS transmits live video and HD still images back to the operator," the press release says. "Its information feed provides soldiers with immediate covert situational awareness to help them perform missions more effectively."

The latest contract is worth $20.6 million. The company last year was awarded an initial $39.7 million contract for Black Hornet 3’s, which are now being delivered to the Army.