FLIR ION 440 Airframe Only

FLIR ION 440 Airframe Only

 ** This includes the Airframe only. No Battery***

The FLIR ION M440 is a tactical short-range reconnaissance quadcopter purpose-built for austere environments. The ION is a small, light-weight, ruck-sack portable drone. This system gets in the air fast, ready to perform advanced autonomous functions while operating in obstacle-rich environments.

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. 

GPS-denied flight capabilities, day and nighttime collision avoidance, and agile flight control make it an ideal reconnaissance air vehicle. The ION is NDAA-compliant and pre-approved for government acquisition by the Defense Innovation Unit’s Blue sUAS Program.





ION M440 Airframe Only

Standard Features

Air Vehicle


ION M440 H-GCS (ATAK integrated)

Weight – with Payload 3.99lbs (1.8kg)

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


Endurance 35 min (MSL: 100 ft, Ambient Temp: 4.5-37.7˚ C) Speed 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 1.8Ghz DD



In the Box (Airframe Only)

FLIR ION 440 Aircraft only