Drone Amplified Expands Drone-Based Firefighting Capabilities with Inspired Flight Partnership

April 24, 2024
This partnership brings the cutting-edge IGNIS 2 aerial ignition system to the Inspired Flight IF1200A drone platform.

Lincoln, Nebraska April, 23rd 2024  – Drone Amplified, a leader in drone-based firefighting technology, announces a strategic partnership with Inspired Flight Technologies (IFT), a top provider of advanced unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This partnership brings the cutting-edge IGNIS 2 aerial ignition system to the Inspired Flight IF1200A drone platform.

The IGNIS 2, an innovative solution used for prescribed fires and backburns, offers firefighters a safer and more efficient method of fire ignition. This system integrates seamlessly with the IF1200A, a powerful and versatile drone. Together, they boast longer flight times, a smaller footprint, and reduced operational costs than solutions currently available. 

“We’re thrilled to partner with Inspired Flight and see the IGNIS 2 integrated with the IF1200A,” said Dan Justa, from Drone Amplified. “This combination creates an incredibly effective tool for wildland firefighters and land managers, lowering costs and prioritizing safety."

This is the second American Made UAS integration with IGNIS 2, the first being the Freefly Systems Alta X.

The IGNIS 2 system injects standard Dragon Egg ignition spheres into designated areas, triggering controlled burns remotely and with precision. Key benefits of the IGNIS system include:

  • Increased Efficiency: Rapidly ignite fires in large or difficult-to-access areas.
  • Enhanced Safety: Reduce risk to ground firefighting personnel by igniting areas from the air.
  • Precision and Control: Targeted ignition for optimal fire management strategies.

“This milestone integration and partnership enables us to extend this vital capability to our nation's firefighting professionals, aligning perfectly with our core mission of saving lives, conserving resources and creating jobs" said Adam Bilmes, Co-Founder of Inspired Flight. "The unique capabilities of the IF1200A system allow for the deployment of this integration in a more portable and cost-effective manner, improving the efficacy of aerial firefighting."

The Inspired Flight IF1200A is a reliable heavy-lift hexacopter designed as a direct replacement for the DJI M600 for the United States Air Force. Over 30 minutes of usable flight time is available when equipped with the IGNIS 2 and Gremsy VIO EO/IR camera. Its robust, yet user-friendly design helps to ensure consistent mission effectiveness, even in adverse operational & environmental conditions.

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About Drone Amplified

Drone Amplified is dedicated to advancing firefighting technology through drone-based solutions such as the IGNIS 2 system.

Drone Amplified empowers agencies and professionals with cutting-edge UAS technology, designed to enhance operational capabilities and safety to transform their missions.


About Inspired Flight

A Veteran-owned company founded in 2017, Inspired Flight manufactures and supports highly capable and agile UAS platforms for both commercial and government applications. Thoughtful hardware design and a 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 with maximum safety & operational efficiency.

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