Skip to content
Rugged, agile, and ready to deploy rapidly, the FLIR ION
M440 tactical quadcopter is purpose-built for short-range
reconnaissance. The ION is rucksack portable and
hand-launched. Built-in daytime and nighttime obstacle
avoidance reduce cognitive load for operators in tight,
obstructive environments. The ION can fly for 35 minutes,
reaching a top speed of 23 mph (10.3 m/s).

The ION’s nimble flight capabilities pair with GPS-denied
navigation. In GPS-denied or degraded environments, the
ION can still maintain operation. The ION also utilizes
accurate cursor-on-target, providing accurate coordinates
for relay to the GCS. These battlefield capabilities combine
improved situational awareness with intuitive operation
to keep the warfighter safe and out of the line of fire in
dangerous environments.

The ION M440 system is an NDAA-compliant drone
designed and manufactured in the United States. The ION
is pre-approved for government and military acquisition by
the Defense Innovation Unit’s Blue sUAS Program.

Included in the Bundle:

  • Airframe
  • Aircraft Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Pelican Hard Case
  • Clam Shell Case
  • Field Repair Kit
  • Ground Control Station (GCS)
  • GCS Batteries
  • GCS Hard Case
  • Android-Based Mobile Device

ION M440 H-GCS (ATAK integrated)
 Weight - with Payload  3.99 lbs (1.89 kg)
Dimensions - Folded

11.1" x 5.7" x 4.9" (28.2cm x 14.5cm x 12.4cm)

Dimensions - Unfolded

22.5" x 22" x 4.9" (56.4cm x 56cm x 12.4cm)



Wide EO Sensor 12.0 MP EO Sensor with 3.37mm 82° FOV Lens
Narrow EO Sensor 12.0 MP EO Sensor with 3.37mm 28° FOV Lens
IR Sensor 320 x 256 px FLIR BOSON 320 with 6.3mm 34° FOV lens
EO Sensor Zoom 4x Optical, 10x Digital
Time of Flight Sensor Forward Collision Avoidance
35 min (MSL: 100 ft, Ambient Temp: 4.5-37.7° C)
23 mph (10.3 m/s)
Wind  Tolerance 20kts (10.3 m/s)
Precipitation 0.25" per hour (0.64cm per hour)
Ambient Temperature Limit -20°C, +50°C
Data Link
Frequency 1800-1850 Mhz
Encryption AES-256
Protocol MAVLink
Range 3 km
Radio 1.8 Ghz DDL