ECA Group supplies the UAV IT180-999 a tethered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solution for permanent operations. Powered by a ground power supply, the Airborne Drone IT180-999 can fly for an almost unlimited period of time and perform various type of missions, such as surveillance or radio relay.


  • Unlimited endurance
  • Wind resistance up to 60 km/h
  • 3 kg payload
  • Day and night missions
  • Automatic take-off and landing
  • High stable hoovering
  • Robustness
  • Resistant to jamming and interference
  • Quick deployment
  • Ease-of-use

Applications for Defence & Security Sector

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection : Harbour surveillance, coastal surveillance, offshore protection
  • Law Enforcement (Sea / Land): Coast Guard
  • Major events security : Air surveillance
  • Surveillance & Protection : Harbour surveillance, coastal surveillance
  • Surface Vessels Systems & Equipment: Radio relaying
  • Military Asset Protection: Base protection
  • Armies Equipment: Radio relaying

Applications for Aerospace Sector

  • Defence (Airborne monitoring & survey): Radio relaying


  • Tethered electrical UAV
  • Power ground supply
  • Umbilical cable for power and communication
  • Contra-rotating rotors for high hoovering stability
  • Dual payload slot


The UAV IT180-999 is the tethered version of the mini VTOL UAV IT180. Thanks to its ground power supply, the UAV can fly for an almost unlimited period of time and perform permanent mission. All data are sent through an umbilical cable, which protects against jamming and provides high resolution images. It can be operated from a fixed or a mobile platform, such as a pick-up or a ship. For more mobility, the tethered version is designed to be used in “free mode” and instantly convert to an UAV IT180-60.

Operational Performances

The length of the cable allows operations up to 150 meters high, which extends the surveillance range. The UAV IT180-999 is ideally suited to large-scale events (sport events, crowd control), crisis management and site protection. The flying altitude gives the advantage to perform radio relay, in particular in remote places where radio links are weak.


  • Endurance: Unlimited
  • Empty weight: 18 kg
  • Max payload: 3 kg
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to 40°C
  • Max altitude: Up to 150 m (cable length)


  • Gyrostabilized EO/IR video camera
  • Digital still camera
  • Radio relay module
  • Anti-drone kit
  • Jamming module
  • CBRN sensors
  • Free flight mode
  • Other payloads upon request

News & Events

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