US-based sensor systems manufacturer FLIR Systems has announced that it has completed an investment in DroneSense Inc, an unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) software creator.
FLIR said that the minority investment will create opportunities for collaboration between the two companies, and that both will profit from the others’ expertise and customer relationships. The companies will combine FLIR’s advanced thermal imagining payloads for UASs with DroneSense’s comprehensive solution for UAS first responders to enhance situational awareness, act as a force multiplier and help organisations to save more lives.
“This alliance with DroneSense will help bring to market a truly mission-critical solution needed by first responders to effectively deploy a complete UAS program across their organisations,” said James Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR. “We believe this platform is scalable geographically, across multiple markets, and across multiple FLIR Business Units. While focused today on UASs, we see longer term opportunity for the solution to be extendable to other forms of sensing devices.”