The FV300’s (IBIS) amplified fuselage and gear are engineered to endure multiple takeoffs and landings during a day, as well as high rated maneuvering accelerations and high speed. The carrier is made of composite material with low RCS. Takeoff, en-route flight and landing of the drone are automatic. After entering flight mission, an operator presses the button to permit the take-off; the next procedures are done automatically. The diagnostics, flight mission entering and remote control can be realized through the wireless Internet. With this, it is quite similar to the FV-550 (ALBATROSS), albeit bigger than the former, with the payload dropping size which doubles that of the FV-550 (ALBATROSS) at 300kg, (See General Characteristics for differences).

The primary usage of the FV-300 (IBIS) includes:

  • Video surveillance and monitoring
  • Payload dropping, with a maximum capacity of 300kg
  • Payload delivery and autonomous transporting
  • Jamming
  • Radio link range extension and retransmission
  • Target pointing and designation
  • Research and development focused primarily on meteorology and hydrology amongst others
  • Monitoring the earth’s surface for mapping purposes amongst others.
  • A wing span of 18.7m
  • A length of 8.8m
  • An height of 2.5 m
  • The wing area covers 15.6m2
  • An aspect ratio of 22.5
  • Square retractable flap of 2.6m2
  • An empty weight of 770kg
  • A maximum takeoff weight of 1200kg
  • Fuel tanks capacity of 350 Liters with the weight at 266kg
  • A maximum payload of 300kg, (with fuel inclusive)A ROTAX 9121S or analogue engine type.
  • Cruising speed (75% power): 160km/h
  • Endurance (stdtanks): 24 hours
  • Range distance: 3840km, ( 30 min reserves)
  • Service ceiling:8,000m
  • Max load factor permitted ( x 1,8): +4g -2g
  • Fuel consumption. at cruise speed: 15 l/hour
  • Generator: 3kW -12V