The EU-Funded WILD HOPPER project is developing a heavy-duty multirotor drone for forest firefighting. The WILD HOPPER´s 600-litre platform means it has enough lifting power to do more than monitoring. This payload capacity overcomes typical limitations of electrically powered drones. Our platform uses all the technologies developed by DRONE HOPPER, yielding a novel tool to counter rush fires worldwide.
PLATFORM MAIN FEATURES
600 LITRES CAPACITY
WILD HOPPER overcomes the limitations of traditional battery powered UAVs, thanks to the use of internal combustion engines.
PRECISION OF RELEASE
Derived from multirotor platform dynamic capabilities, yielding a very high efficiency compared to traditional means.
The physical architecture defined for the Hopper family is also protected and specifically designed for heavy-load stable operations, that can take place in different sectors such as firefighting, agriculture or logistics.
WATER NEBULIZATION SYSTEM
The company has developed its own water mist jet creation technology to be used specifically on the firefighting operations, improving heavily the water usage.
DAY AND NIGHT OPERATIONS
WILD HOPPER allows reducing heavily the duration of the wild fires by allowing continuous aerial support to the extinguishing activities once the conventional aerial means (hydroplanes and helicopters) are set back to the base at night.
NO HUMAN LIFES AT RISK
Being an autonomous vehicle, WILD HOPPER does not put at risk human lives as platform management is done on a safe ground base.
X-QUAD and FAN HOPPER are platforms developed for the testing and certification of the new systems applied to the WILD HOPPER project