AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. announced its introduction of the new eBee VISION, a small, fixed-wing unmanned aerial system (“UAS”) designed to provide real-time, enhanced situational awareness for critical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (“ISR”) missions. Scheduled for global commercial release in 2023, the eBee VISION delivers high resolution, medium-range video imagery made possible by its 32x zoom and powerful thermal observation capabilities. Its sensor payloads are capable of detecting, tracking and geo-locating objects in both day and night conditions. Offering up to 90 minutes of flight time and the same ease-of-use that has earned AgEagle’s eBee line of drones industry distinction, the eBee VISION can be deployed and operated by a single person.
Designed, developed and manufactured by AgEagle’s research and development team in Switzerland, the eBee VISION is NDAA compliant, weighs less than 3.5 pounds/1.6 kilograms and can be carried in a backpack.
In December 2022, eBee VISION prototypes were successfully tested by European Armed Forces. According to an official from a UAV experimentation unit of a European military force present at the testing, “eBee VISION’ specifications fill the gap between low endurance quadcopters and large military fixed-wing drones. The small size, lightweight, ease-of-use, autonomy, range and sensor capabilities make it a promising drone for tactical ISR missions.”
As a result of the tests, European military has ordered multiple eBee VISION prototypes, with delivery expected in early 2023. Commercial production of eBee VISION is planned for worldwide availability in mid-2023 worldwide. Additional demonstrations with other military forces in the United States and NATO countries are being scheduled for the first quarter of 2023.
The eBee VISION is AgEagle’s latest innovation in automatic robotics and joins the Company’s line of proven, high performance eBee photogrammetry solutions. AgEagle continues to offer the groundbreaking eBee X, which has received notable regulatory approvals such as Operations Over People in the United States, Canada, Brazil and the European Union, and the eBee TAC, which is Blue UAS certified by the Defense Innovation Unit of the U.S. Department of Defense.