Published on Unmanned System Technology, November 2017
Intended for counter-terrorism applications to be used by state agencies, the IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity)-Catcher is a surveillance solution allowing to carry out electronic intelligence missions:
While the IMSI-Catcher's integration in a UAV promises to facilitate and considerably expand its use.
“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.
Missions are greatly facilitated by the UAV’s ability to overcome obstacles (roads, forests, mountains or desert areas) and to fly lower, getting closer to the targets.
The UAV IT180 can integrate different types of IMSI Catchers to carry out operations in multiple contexts, country, regulatory and environmental objectives.
The three essential assets of the UAV IT180 that play a decisive role in an intelligence mission are
In addition, a high-definition camera can be embedded on the IT180 for collecting additional and detailed information, both electronic and visual.