Published on UAS Vision, November 2017
IMSI-Catcher module is already used in ground and airborne vehicles but its integration in a UAV should facilitate and expand its use, thanks to the UAV capacity to overcome obstacles (roads, forests, mountains or desert areas) and of getting closer to targets.
“Complementary to operations already carried out by aircraft, the UAV will enable detection missions to be carried out discreetly in hard-to-access areas with rapid and flexible deployment conditions.” explained Francis Duruflé, Sales Manager of the Aerial UAV business at ECA Group.
The UAV IT180 platform can carry various types od IMSI Catchers to perform operations in multiple contexts depending on mission, country, regulatory and environmental objectives.
The main assets of the IT180 UAV for intelligence mission are:
In addition to the IMSI Catcher, a high-definition camera on board the UAV IT180 for collecting additional and detailed information, both electronic and visual, can be mounted on the UAV.
Available from the first quarter of 2018, the integration of this IMSI-Catcher module allows ECA Group to further extend its offer for the intelligence community.