eBee TAC
Fixed-Wing Tactical Mapping Drone

High accuracy tactical mapping and situational awareness solution

eBee TAC is a hand-launched fixed-wing tactical mapping drone solution that helps users in disconnected environments accurately map their surroundings from the air.  The aerial intelligence gathered can be collected by a single operator then rapidly shared across teams for greater situational awareness and decision-making.

eBee TAC is designed and manufactured in Switzerland and available for NATO countries and allies.

Security

  • Radio Data Link Encryption AES-256
  • Drone Log File Suppression
  • Silent Radio Mission
  • Data and Communication Control
  • Acoustically undetectable at 120 ft (40 mts)

Use & Range

  • Transported and operated by one person
  • Lightweight (1,6 kg – 3,5 lbs)
  • Deploys in 3 minutes
  • Up to 90 minutes flight time
  • Up to 500ha (1,235 ac) mission coverage

Flight Planning Software

  • Easy-to-use
  • Offline flight planning
  • Multidrone capability
  • 3D flight planning
  • Automated mission blocks

Camera options

The eBee TAC fixed-wing tactical mapping drone provides users with reliable aerial intelligence for better decision-making on the ground. Due to its modular design, the drone is compatible with eight different state-of-the-art drone cameras that can be swapped in and out in mere seconds.

Camera options include RGB, multispectral and thermal payloads. eBee TAC can also be upgraded to include additional features and payloads.

The result is a reliable multi-purpose drone solution that captures the critical information needed to execute complex mapping missions safely and efficiently.

senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D
senseFly Aeria X
senseFly Duet T
senseFly Duet M
MicaSense RedEdge-MX
senseFly S.O.D.A.
senseFly Corridor
Parrot Sequoia+

senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D

senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D

The senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D mapping camera is a unique innovation. This professional drone photogrammetry camera changes orientation during flight to capture three images (2 obliques, 1 nadir) every time, instead of just one, for a much wider field of view. It is optimised for quick, robust image processing with Pix4Dmapper.

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MicaSense RedEdge-MX

senseFly S.O.D.A.

senseFly Corridor

Parrot Sequoia+

Accessories & Extensions

Multiple accessories and extensions are available for the eBee TAC.

Includes eMotion

Simplicity meets power

Beginner-friendly, yet packed with advanced features to optimise results.

Flexible
Full 3D environment
Connected

Output compatibility

Orthomosaic raster

geoTIFF (.tiff), KML tiles (.png/.kml)

Compatible with

Index map

geoTIFF (.tiff), .shp

Compatible with

3D point cloud

.las, .laz, .ply, .ascii

Compatible with

Digital surface model (DSM)

geoTIFF (.tiff)

Compatible with

3D mesh with texture

Wavefront (.obj)

Compatible with

Contour lines

.dxf, .shp

Compatible with

Google Maps / Mapbox tiles

KML tiles (.png/.kml)

Compatible with

Undistorted images

.tiff

Compatible with

What our customers say

"It is the only collection platform organic to SFABs and has proven a critical enabler for tactical advise and assist efforts in Afghanistan."

US Army

SFAB, , United States

"The main orthophoto the drone data produced is already being used for roof print digitisation, and we’re planning to use the digital model for inundation mapping. I see drones as having great cross-sectoral potential."

Edward Anderson

Senior Technology & Innovation Specialist, The World Bank , Tanzania

"I use the eBee for 3D geomorphological and archaeological missions in very harsh conditions and it has almost never failed to accomplish its mission. Its safety protocolshigh-wind detection, ground detection, battery failure alerts etc.make sure it always comes back. More than just providing reliable machines though, senseFly has always been present for technical assistance and questions. It’s good to have a company truly interested in what people do with its machines and willing to learn from these experiences."

Julien Guery

Scientific Consultant, JMMG Consulting, France

Specifications

eBee TAC

Results

Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) at 122 m (400 ft)
2.5 cm (1.0 in)/pixel with senseFly Aeria X
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (w/GCPs)
Down to 3 cm (1.2 in)
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (no GCPs)
1 - 5 m (3 - 16 ft)
Lowest Ground Sampling Distance
1.0 cm (0.4 in)/pixel with senseFly Aeria X
Absolute X, Y, Z accuracy (RTK/PPK activated)
1.5 cm (0.6 in)

Hardware

Wingspan
116 cm (45.7 in)
Weight (incl. camera & battery)
1.3 kg - 1.6 kg (2.2 - 3.6 lb) depending on camera and battery
Electric motor
Low-noise, brushless
Radio link range
3 km nominal (up to 8 km) / 1.9 mi (up to 5 mi)
Detachable wings
Yes
Cameras (supplied)
None
Cameras (optional)
senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D, senseFly Aeria X, senseFly Duet T, senseFly Duet M, Parrot Sequoia+, senseFly S.O.D.A., senseFly Corridor, MicaSense RedEdge MX
GNSS grade
Survey
Carry backpack dimensions
75x50x29 cm ( 30x20x11 in)
backpack weight (empty)
4.6 kg (8.8 lb)
Carry case dimensions (optional)
75x48x33 cm (30x19x13 in)

Software

Flight planning & control software (supplied)
eMotion
Automatic 3D flight planning
incl. in eMotion 3
3D environment
Yes
Photogrammetry software (optional)
Pix4Dmapper/Pix4DCloud/Pix4Dmatic/Pix4Dfields, Agisoft PhotoScan, Esri Drone2Map, DroneDeploy, Trimble Business Center, Autodesk® ReCap™, Bentley ContextCapture
Vegetation index calculation (w/optional photogrammetry software)
Yes
CAD / GIS (optional)
AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Trimble Business Center, Leica Geo Office, VAGNET Office Tools, ArcGIS, MicroStation & more

Operation

Cruise speed
40-110 km/h (11-30 m/s or 25-68 mph)
Wind resistance
Up to 46 km/h (12.8 m/s or 28.6 mph)
Maximum flight time
up to 90 minutes depending on camera and battery
Endurance extension available (fly more than 60 minutes)
Yes
Nominal coverage at 120 m (400 ft)
220 ha (~550 ac), with senseFly S.O.D.A. / no Endurance Extension
Maximum coverage at 120 m (single flight)
500 ha (~1,250 ac), with senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D / Endurance Extension
Max. flight range
Standard: 37 km (~23 mi) Endurance: 55 km (~34 mi)
Post-processed kinematic (PPK)
Yes
Real-Time Kinematic / Virtual Base Station
Yes
Real-Time Kinematic / Base Station Unknown point
Yes
Real-Time Kinematic / Base Station Known point
Yes
Ground control points (GCPs)
Not required
Oblique imagery
Yes with senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D
Hand launch
Yes
Landing
Automatic Linear landing (5 m/16.4 ft accuracy in 20° angle cone)

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Enjoy our full support, wherever you are

senseFly solutions include lifetime hardware, payload and eMotion software support (plus free lifetime eMotion and firmware updates). We also understand that the best support is local support. That’s why we have created and continue to grow our global network of support service centres. Full training on our products, meanwhile, is available at every senseFly point of sale. Training typically lasts one day.

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Enjoy our full support, wherever you are

senseFly solutions include lifetime hardware, payload and eMotion software support (plus free lifetime eMotion and firmware updates). We also understand that the best support is local support. That’s why we have created and continue to grow our global network of support service centres. Full training on our products, meanwhile, is available at every senseFly point of sale. Training typically lasts one day.

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