FLIR Systems to Offer Aerial Drone Thermal Camera Packages for First Responders

Flir Aerial DroneFLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that it will begin distributing bundled packages of the DJI Zenmuse XT stabilized thermal camera powered by FLIR with the DJI Inspire 1 drone. FLIR will distribute two configurations of the FLIR Aerial First Responder Kit, Basic or Advanced, to bring drone-powered thermal imaging to firefighters, emergency response teams, and search and rescue (SAR) operations in ready-to-fly bundles.

By combining the flight stability, gimbal technology, mobile app integration, and image transmission of the popular and proven DJI Inspire 1 with the industry-leading thermal imaging technology of FLIR in the Zenmuse XT, these packages are the ultimate solutions for reliable, rapidly-deployable aerial thermal imaging. The FLIR-equipped DJI drone packages offer first responders added support with the ability to see through smoke, assess the scene from an aerial perspective, and keep track of their personnel in large fire scenes. For search and rescue operators, they offer valuable observation capabilities in dangerous environments when time is critical.

“FLIR is proud to offer these drone thermal imaging solutions from the world’s top drone manufacturer to the first responder community,” said Jeff Frank, FLIR’s Senior Vice President for Product Strategy. “We are pleased that our strategic collaboration with DJI enables us to deliver complete drone solutions that aid first responders in saving lives. With our heritage of providing products to first responders, we’re in a perfect position to bring these technologies to those who dedicate their lives to keeping our communities safe.”

FLIR Aerial First Responder Kit – Basic, includes the 336×256 resolution Zenmuse XT with a 45 degree lens, while the Advanced package sports a higher, 640×480 resolution Zenmuse XT and a 45 degree lens. The Advanced package also includes a second controller so that one controller can be dedicated to aircraft control and the other used for camera control and configuration. All controllers receive live digital video downlink on the Apple iPad Mini included with each controller.

FLIR’s First Responder Drone Packages will be available to purchase on April 20 through established FLIR dealers and distributors starting at $10,450 USD. To learn more about package options please visit