The ECA Group UAV IT180-60 is a mini long endurance electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that can carry multiple payloads and perform a wide range of missions, both for civilian and military needs. Thanks to its electrical engine and low radar cross section, the UAV IT180-60 has optimal capacities for covert operations, such as ISTAR, and prevents noise pollution.


  • Combat proven (French Army)
  • Wind resistance up to 60 km/h
  • 3 kg payload
  • Endurance up to 50 min
  • Low acoustic signature
  • Communication range up to 3 km
  • Automatic take-off and landing
  • Autonomous or manual navigation
  • Perching mode
  • Day and night missions
  • High stability
  • Quick deployment & ease-of-use

Applications for Defence & Security Sector

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection (Sea / Land) : Harbour surveillance, coastal surveillance
  • Law Enforcement (Sea / Land) : Coast guard, customs, police
  • Special Forces Aerial Intelligence for fire fighting
  • Search & Rescue operations (for Naval Forces)
  • Intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance for Naval forces
  • Surveillance & Protection: Harbour surveillance, harbour response, coastal surveillance and coastal reponse

Applications for Aerospace Sector

  • Airborne monitoring & survey: Tactical reconnaissance for Defence
  • Airborne monitoring & survey: Critical infrastructure Protection & Law Enforcement for Homeland Security
  • Airborne monitoring & survey: Site protection for Civil

Applications for Energy & Industry Sector

  • Aerial surveillance for Site protection
  • Aerial surveillance & Nuclear detection for Nuclear plants


  • Brushless electrical engine
  • Contra-rotating rotors
  • Dual payload slot (bottom & up)


The UAV IT180-60 is the latest electrical version of the VTOL UAV IT180. It can fly up to 50 minutes with a 3kg payload, is very quiet (44dBA)* and benefits from a low radar cross-section. As a result, it can perform a wide range of missions requiring stealth capacities. The UAV IT180-60 can also be used in a tethered mode (see IT180-999) and then perform unlimited operations.

Operational Performances

The UAV IT180 was designed to meet military needs and to be operated despite extremely harsh weather conditions: rain, snow, heat, wind. Very stable, it can resist to wind gusts up to 60 km/h. Used by the French Army since 2012, the UAV IT180 is a combat proven UAV. With its high Detection, Recognition and Identification (DRI) capabilities, it is ideally suited to ISTAR missions, Site protection and civil security.


  • Endurance: Up to 50 min
  • Weight (unloaded): 21 kg
  • Max payload: 3 kg
  • Maximum speed: 70 km/h
  • Operating temperature: - 20°C to 40°C


  • Transmission range up to 10km with a tracking antenna
  • Tethered mode
  • Gyro stabilized EO/IR video camera
  • Digital still camera
  • Magnetometer, LiDAR
  • Anti-drone kit
  • Other payloads upon request

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