The IA-3 Colibrì is a micro-class RPAS (remotely piloted aircraft system) with a maximum take-off weight of up to 5.0 kg. The same carbon-fiber airframe structure can easily be configured to accommodate different configurations in accordance with specific mission requirements. It is propelled by 4 brushless rotors.
The intrinsic versatility of the system allows a variety of applications to be satisfied with just a single platform, resulting in a more effective tool for professional users.
The IA-3 Colibrì can be used for surveillance and reconnaissance by law enforcement agencies as well as search and rescue missions in urban environments: it can quietly hover in place and use a camera to observe people and objects on the ground.
Other common uses for the micro RPAS include aerial monitoring and inspection, photogrammetry and environmental control.
The fast, accurate and streamlined collection and real-time downlink of high quality aerial imagery and digital data, together with wide image processing options and the ability to reach the most inaccessible of places make the IA-3 Colibrì a perfectly-integrated end-to-end solution for aerial surveying, GIS and discreet surveillance.
Everyday users and GIS specialists will benefit from the ability to gather aerial imagery in a faster, more accurate, safer and more cost-effective manner than any other classic measurement methodology or technology, whether it be satellite-based, airborne, or ground-based. The data collected can be exploited for use in high resolution 2D maps, 3D maps, DTMs and GIS datasets.
Civil applications include:
- Pipeline, power line and power plant inspections
- Visual assessments of infrastructure
- Non-invasive diagnostics
- Inspections in hazardous areas
- Photogrammetry and aerial mapping
- Information gathering
- Real estate photography
- Environmental monitoring
- Scientific surveys
In the field of security, the challenge today is to keep mobile threats under surveillance, whether they be individuals or organized groups. It is highly desirable to maintain eyes and ears on the target in order to prevent and precisely counter potential criminal or terrorist acts.
Data needs to be gathered in the field to plan counteractions; evidence needs to be collected and suspects to be followed. Safety and security must be assured.
Small, silent and unnoticeable, the IA-3 Colibrì is capable of being an incisive force multiplier, decisive in the arena of tactical data gathering.
Police and homeland security applications include:
- Mobile network probing
- WiFi network breaches
- Forensic-oriented audio, video and picture capturing
- Aerial investigations
- Pre-operation visual assessments
- Crowd control