FLIR Systems Awarded $89 Million Contract from French Armed Forces to Deliver Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today it has been awarded a contract from the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) in support of the French Operational Pocket Drone (DrOP) program. The contract has a ceiling value of $89 million to provide the FLIR Black Hornet® 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) to…

UAS Drones Disaster Conference, March 7-8

The inaugural UAS DRONES Disaster Conference (UASDISCON) Los Angeles is scheduled for the Columbia Memorial Space Center from March 7-8, 2019.  The event will feature keynote speakers with vast expertise in using unmanned systems for fire rescue, emergency management, and public safety.  Fire Chief Charles Werner (Ret.), Chairman of the National Council on Public Safety…

State Farm Flies Over People & BVLOS

State Farm has become the first company granted a national waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones over people and beyond the pilot’s line of sight. The Bloomington-based insurer says increased use of drones will help it more efficiently deploy claims workers after a catastrophe strikes, when people may be blocked by water,…

K-State’s Free Webinar

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is offering a free webinar and live question-and-answer session with UAS experts to discuss important safety practices, flying rules and regulations and tips for operating your UAS. The session will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Experts will discuss the difference between hobby and commercial UAS operations, safety considerations when…