FLIR Acquires Drone Manufacturer For $134M

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Dec 01, 2016

FLIR has acquired Prox Dynamics, a Norwegian maker of small military-grade drones, for $134M.

FLIR president Andy Teich provided additional details to IPVM on this acquisition, and what it might mean for FLIR's security division.

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Comments (2)

Appropriate Acquisition for FLIR.

Just saw a military ad featuring these. Looks like they made the right call

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