Mobilicom’s SkyHopper Pro solution chosen by FLIR Systems (S&P 500 company) for integration into unmanned vehicles

Key points

  • FLIR Systems places initial order for Mobilicom’s SkyHopper PRO
  • FLIR, a US-based company specialising in thermal imaging, is building a strategic position in
    the UAV market with unmanned air and ground vehicle offerings
  •  FLIR is integrating Mobilicom’s data link solution into its new drones after extensive testing
  • Mobilicom has delivered the initial order and expects repeat orders in due course
    17 November 2020 – Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom or the Company, ASX: MOB) is pleased to announce it has delivered its first order to US company FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging infrared cameras.
    NASDAQ-listed FLIR is the global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging infrared cameras. Based in United States and founded in 1978, the company makes thermal cameras and components for a wide variety of commercial and government applications.
    FLIR is moving into the unmanned vehicles market through its acquisition of Endeavor Robotics, a leading manufacturer in unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) for the global military, public safety and critical infrastructure markets and combat-proven robots. This is in addition to its acquisition of Aeryon Labs, a leading developer of high-performance unmanned aerial systems for global military, public safety and critical infrastructure. FLIR’s solutions position it as a top tier provider for robotics and drones in all markets.
    FLIR has placed an initial order with Mobilicom for its SkyHopper PRO devices, after completing extensive tests of its data link solution over several months. The volume of the order is not material at this stage, though Mobilicom expects additional purchase orders as FLIR secures market share.
    Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam said FLIR’s testing had put the SkyHopper PRO up against competitors to
    compare performance.
    “We are excited that our solution has been chosen by this top tier US company operating in large defense and commercial markets. The FLIR team was very satisfied with the results of testing, leading to the initial order which we have delivered,” he said.
    “This will enable FLIR to build its first systems integrating our solution.”