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Joining Forces to Launch Cutting-Edge Thermal Imaging Payload

January 11th, 2024


Inspired Flight Technologies and Gremsy Join Forces to Launch Cutting-Edge Thermal Imaging Payload for the IF800 Tomcat Drone

The Powerhouse Collaboration Unveils Unprecedented Capabilities in Aerial Imaging and Surveillance Technology

San Luis Obispo, CA. January 11th, 2024 - Inspired Flight Technologies (IFT) and Gremsy are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership that brings together cutting-edge technology in the form of the IF800 Tomcat drone and the Gremsy VIO F1, promising unparalleled Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) performance and versatility for drone professionals.

Inspired Flight Technologies, a leading innovator in drone solutions, has collaborated with Gremsy, a renowned provider of advanced gimbal systems, to create a seamlessly integrated solution that elevates the capabilities for inspection, law enforcement, and military users. The partnership aims to deliver a comprehensive and powerful drone system that combines the strengths of the IF800 Tomcat and the precision of the VIO F1 payload.

The VIO F1 lightweight EO/IR incorporates a 4k zoom sensor, a high-resolution 640x512 radiometric Flir Boson thermal camera, and an integrated laser rangefinder. Connecting to the IF800 Tomcat is made effortless through the innovative Smart Dovetail connection, ensuring a swift and secure attachment. With the VIO F1 attached, the IF800 Tomcat achieves an impressive flight time of over 40 minutes, and dual hot-swappable batteries enable a quick return to the air for critical missions. The VIO F1’s video signal seamlessly streams to the Inspired Ground Control station for real-time video coverage. Additionally, the built-in laser rangefinder provides precise target data up to 2400m, and the integrated AI tracking simplifies subject framing.

“We’re excited to bring to market the IF800 Tomcat integrated with the VIO F1 payload as our NDAA-compliant EO/IR solution for Public Safety and Energy Utility customers,” says Adam Bilmes, Director of Business Development at Inspired Flight, “The capabilities of the VIO F1 during product testing seriously exceeded our expectations, particularly the AI and zoom functions of the camera, and will unlock new levels of data-collection capabilities for our customers.”

Through collaborative optimization, the IF800 Tomcat and VIO F1 payload now seamlessly integrate, presenting users with a drone solution that is both user-friendly and highly efficient. This integrated system opens up new avenues for professionals requiring superior aerial data and imagery. The thermal package, in particular, positions it as an exemplary choice for diverse enterprise applications, encompassing firefighting, law enforcement, search and rescue, utility inspection, and precision agriculture, among other sectors.

“Gremsy is excited to collaborate with Inspired Flight, integrating our advanced VIO F1 payload into the IF800 comprehensive drone system. We believe this seamlessly integrated solution ensures outstanding user experience while addressing specific customer needs,” says Tu Do, Research & Development Manager at Gremsy.

Key features of the partnership include:

The IF800 Tomcat and VIO F1 integration are set to be released in Q1 of 2024. Elevate your missions to new heights with a certified Blue UAS, the IF800 Tomcat, and the NDAA Compliant Gremsy VIO F1 EO/IR camera. 

About Inspired Flight Technologies:

Founded in San Luis Obispo, CA in 2017, Inspired Flight Technologies, a U.S.-based team manufactures and supports highly capable and agile UAS platforms for both commercial and government applications. Our thoughtful hardware design and willingness to engineer tailored solutions for specific requirements are some of the many reasons why agencies turn to Inspired Flight for their UAS programs. With a keen understanding of the challenges operators face, our vehicles are designed for repeatable and robust workflows, enabling users to complete objectives safely while vastly improving operational efficiency and bottom line. Inspired Flight's collection of UAS are ideal for the most demanding applications including aerial photogrammetry, surveying, thermal inspection, and more. To learn more visit

About Gremsy:

Gremsy is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of cutting-edge gimbal systems tailored for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones. Established with a commitment to revolutionizing aerial cinematography and industrial applications, Gremsy has consistently delivered high-quality, innovative solutions that empower professionals across various industries. To learn more visit

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