FLIR has removed their ION M440 Blue sUAS from sale citing problems with the platform. A message was sent to all buyers and resellers earlier this morning.
There were rumours last week that one of the Blue sUAS platforms was in trouble and it actually was not this one. So I expect this will be a developing story.
The platform was originally designed by Altivian, a Florida startup bought by FLIR in December 2020
I am sad to announce that as of now the FLIR ION M440 is removed from the UAS Pricelist.
Teledyne FLIR has completed a through assessment of the ION M440 product.
That assessment uncovered several critical design problems that need to be resolved.
We have decided to pull all product back from the field and cancel all POs for the ION M440.
We are in the process of fixing the design problems and will reach out when we have a firm timeline relative to the availability of the redesigned product.
Thanks for being a trusted Teledyne FLIR partner.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Global sUAS Segment Leader