Teledyne FLIR Defense launched new UAS biological detector payload at Eurosatory 2022. (Teledyne FLIR Defense)
Teledyne FLIR Defense has launched its MUVE B330 – a biological detector designed for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and unmanned platforms – at Eurosatory 2022 defence exhibition in Paris.
, Craig Crume, director of product management for detection at Teledyne FLIR Defense, said that the MUVE B330, fitted onto a Skyranger R70 or a R80D SkyRaider, can detect, collect samples, and determine the quantity of biological hazards on the move.
Remotely controlled, the 0.6 kg payload can be operated in a matter of minutes and can be flown into potentially dangerous biological environments. The system utilises visuals to display identified threats on a map using pin drops, and is fed directly to the user, Crume said.
Crume added that the system can also track the trajectory and progression of the hazard.
The MUVE B330 is based on Teledyne FLIR Defense's field-proven IBAC bio-detection product line, Crume said.
A chemical detection payload is also available and can be integrated on the company's UAS platforms. A radiation detection payload will be released later in 2022, Crume added.
According to Crume, the development of the system was influenced by the US military that has specified a need for biological detectors. He explained that the US military is in the process of undertaking a Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) – Stryker Sensor Suite upgrade, which involves integrating Teledyne FLIR Defense's UAS biological detectors.