Black Hornet & Thermal Imaging for Drones

An Interview with FLIR CEO Andy Teich

Online — The Roswell Flight Test Crew speaks with FLIR Systems President and CEO Andy Teich about his company’s entry into the drone industry.

At CES 2017, it announced the Duo and the Duo R, which incorporate both a Lepton thermal imaging sensor as well as an HD visible light sensor into a camera the same size, shape and weight as a GoPro Hero sports camera.

Teich describes the development of the Vue and Tau camera cores, as well as the new Boson core.

He also discusses FLIR’s acquisition of Prox Dynamics, which makes the Black Hornet: a tiny, single-rotor helicopter designed for reconnaissance and surveillance.


About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. For more information, go to FLIR’s web site at