The IA-3 Colibrì is a micro-class unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) 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 a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV and is propelled by 4 brushless rotors.
The intrinsic versatility of the IA-3 Colibrì unmanned system allows a variety of applications to be satisfied with just a single platform, resulting in a more effective tool for professional users. Civilian users can use it for monitoring, inspections, surveys and photography.
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.
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.
The IA-3 Colibrì can also be used for search and rescue missions in urban environments as well as surveillance and reconnaissance by law enforcement agencies. In this field of security, the challenge today is to keep mobile threats under surveillance, whether they be individuals or organized groups.