Black Hornet PRS
Short description: The FLIR Black Hornet PRS equips the non-specialist dismounted soldier with immediate covert situational awareness (SA). With a less-than 33-gram UAV, GCS with integral UAV containers, Black Hornet PRS is compact and requires minimal training.
Airborne personal reconnaissance system (PRS) for dismounted solider
The FLIR Black Hornet PRS equips the non-specialist dismounted soldier with immediate covert situational awareness (SA). Game changing EO and IR technology bridges the gap between aerial and ground-based sensors, with the same SA as a larger UAV and threat location capabilities of UGVs. 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.
With a less-than 33-gram UAV, GCS with integral UAV containers, Black Hornet PRS is compact and requires minimal training. An upgraded GCS features removable mission data SD cards, increased processing capability, improved user interface, robust chargers, and enhanced vision-based navigation. Imagery is transmitted through encrypted data link with ranges up to 2 km to safely engage targets beyond visual line-of-sight. The world’s smallest and lightest, the proven Black Hornet PRS provides dismounted soldiers autonomous, mission-critical SA.
SQUAD-LEVEL IMMEDIATE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
Save lives and minimize collateral damage. Detect and identify threats day and night without being detected. Increase speed of movement and expand maneuver options.
NON-SPECIALIST NANO UAV SYSTEM
At 1.3 kg and small enough for a dismounted soldier to carry on a utility belt, Black Hornet PRS deploys easily, with minimal training required.
COVERT AIRBORNE SENSOR
Extremely low visual and audible signatures allow covert operation and increased security for dismounted soldiers. It can operate almost anywhere any time without prior airspace coordination.
BEYOND VISUAL LINE-OF-SIGHT CAPABILITY
Expand visual range in complex and urban environments. Rapidly engage targets beyond visual line-of-sight, and conduct real-time weapon effectiveness assessment.
RESILIENT AND BATTLE-TESTED
Combat-proven on the battlefeld by NATO forces, Black Hornet PRS is wind tolerant up to gusts of 20 knots (10 m/s) and multi-mission capable with ground speeds up to 6 m/s