Aeryon will operate under the unmanned systems and integrated solutions division ofÂ FLIRâs government and defense business, the Wilsonville, Ore.-based sensor manufacturerÂ said Monday.
James Cannon, president and CEO of FLIR Systems, said the transaction reinforcesÂ the company’s strategy to move beyond offering sensor technology to the development of integrated products designed to save lives and livelihoods.
FLIR has aimed to further grow its unmanned systems portfolio after its 2016 acquisition of nano-UAS maker Prox Dynamics.
âWe intend to continue to invest and build this area of our business and broaden our capabilities as we view unmanned and autonomous solutions to be a significant opportunity for organic growth in the coming years,â Cannon added.
Aeryon buildsÂ less than 20 pound-drones for military, public safety and critical infrastructure applications. The vertical takeoff-and-landing quadcopters are equipped withÂ multiple sensors such asÂ FLIR-made thermal technology.