Huginn X1, the first thermal imaging, military spec drone to hit the market!

UPDATE: Now available to order! Click here to read more about ordering the Hugging X1

The Huginn X1 is designed as a total solution, capable of handling a great variaty of reconnaissance flights and operations.
The sonar makes Huginn X1 capable of performing automatic take-offs and landings. This enables the operator to focus on the task at hand. The high precision GPS facilitates autonomous waypoint navigation and the sonar, together with pressure sensor, makes Huginn X1 able to maintain its height.


"The need for collecting data from a distance and getting it back quickly is very real."


Core capabilities
  • High grade optical camera (EO/IR)
  • Thermal imaging
  • Deployed in a few minutes
  • Altitude range up to 10,000 feet AMSL
  • Flight time of up to 25 min
  • Wind tolerance for stable video up to 10 m/s
  • Drone weight 1,390 gr (excluding payload)
  • Foldable air frame
  • Operational in rain, snow and dust
  • Stealth altitude 150m
These features combined makes Huginn X1 the total solution for a broad range of both external and internal inspections, monitoring, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks. Huginn X1 is designed to be used after only a minimum of training and by people with little or no technical knowledge. The system is capable of vertical take-off and landing, which enables the unit to be launched without any launch mechanism and land without a landing pad.

If you are interested in getting your own Huginn X1, contact or call 011-781-1323 and one of our experienced sales gents will make it happen!
The Huginn X 1 RPAS is a full military spec drone. It can be used as a FULLY AUTONOMOUS Remotely Piloted Aerial System (RPAS), it is rapidly deployable (deployable in under two minutes) it can be fitted with a FLIR Quark 640 Thermal Detector as well as an 8 megapixel optical camera (HD Video recorded at 50fps). It has a black box  for all recording of flight path, altitudes, pilot instructions etc.. It is fitted with a GPS unit giving live positioning at all times. One can fly it manually, on line and off line. One can programme way points on a geo map for autonomous flying. Flight time is currently 25 minutes and distance 2.5km radius. Altitude capability tested in the Alps is 10 000ft above sea level. Only one person is required to operate this unit. It weighs only 1.6kg and the whole kit approximately 8kg. This is an ‘all-weather’ RPAS and as such is not limited by rain or wind like most other RPAS’s.
It is a small, compact and easy to use way of gathering video footage and surveillance quickly and with almost no sound. The video is streamed live and is recorded on a micro SD card. The UAV can be pointed at a target (lock on) and fly around the target until the pilot believes that that target is no longer a point of interest. The ruggedised computer is touch screen and all info is streamed live to the computer. The UAV is covered with £6M third party insurance (Included in purchase price by the manufacturer). No other UAV available in RSA is currently insurable in RSA. A log book has to be maintained for the insurance purposes. A pilot need not have flown a radio controlled vehicle before to be able to fly this UAV.

The simple design, was even chosen by the Manchester Fire department, to be used at incidents to fight fires, faster, better and safer. Everything they asked from the Huginn X1 was just another opportunity for it to excel. Including thermal imaging and HD, crystal clear video. The teams use the Huginn X1 for water rescues, explosions, collapsed structures for aerial recon and even for training sessions. Through the thermal imaging, teams know, through walls and roofs, the exact location and size of fires.

It has been used as an innovative tool to support anti-poaching units in the field. The Huginn X1 has also been used by conservationists for animal ID-ing and counting.

Using the the thermal camera enables you to monitor an area from the dark night sky, easily identifying animals or poachers and assist those carrying our action plans.


So what do you need to know about the Huginn X1?
Would you like to order your own Huginn X1?

Get Huggin X1 price starts from R 700 000, depending on the package you're looking for.

To order your own, contact or call 011-781-1323 and chat to one of our experienced sales gents and they will be able to walk you through the process.

It's great to see where the tech is going, and how each industry need for a UAV is being catered to in different ways. What's more interesting are the innovative uses and needs these drones are now fulfilling.

Regards, Brad Edwards