Brian Sims

Revector launches covert payload intelligence devices for UAVs

REVECTOR HAS launched a new range of multi-channel covert detection devices for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market. The devices are fully adaptable and portable. With a low weight and optimised power consumption, they can be mounted on all types of drone and used for a wide spectrum of intelligence and public safety-focused purposes.

Revector’s devices use International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI)-catcher technology to enable a range of organisations – from the military and Government agencies through to police forces and airport security operations – to accurately pinpoint and track illegal activity, address security threats and protect critical infrastructure sites.

An IMSI is a unique 15-digit number assigned to the SIM card that identifies the mobile user within the network. IMSI-catchers act like the mobile phone network, meaning that nearby mobile phones connect to them. This then gives the authorised user of the IMSI-catcher the ability to lawfully locate and monitor activity.

As stated, this latest range of IMSI-catcher devices has been engineered with size, weight and power in mind in order to fully optimise drone flight time with detection capability. The smallest device has a payload of just 750g, providing a practical and cost-effective way for UAV manufacturers to integrate the technology on drones for security and Government sector customers.

The devices provide two, four and eight-channel options with the flexibility to move between these, making Revector devices the first multi-channel IMSI-catchers available to the UAV market. The range includes 2G, 3G and 4G mobile phone detection, identification and tracking systems to suit all worldwide frequencies. A 5G version is currently undergoing testing and is due for release later in 2021.

Optimised power consumption

Andy Gent, CEO of Revector, informed Security Matters: “The drone-based covert IMSI-catchers complement the Revector IMSI-catcher range for in-vehicle, backpack or roadside use. These devices can be fitted easily on different drone designs and feature optimised power consumption.”

Gent concluded: “Whether drones are used for search and rescue, surveillance of critical infrastructure sites or securing military bases, these new IMSI-catchers provide efficient airborne solutions designed to safeguard the public and protect national security.”

Founded back in 2001, Revector creates bespoke security solutions for Governments, law enforcement agencies and other security-conscious organisations using the telecommunications networks to ensure the safety of the public at large, high risk individuals or corporations and venues.

The company has worked with some of the largest organisations in the world and provides hardware and software globally. Further information  is available online at

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