Advanced EOIR Day/night vision thermal imaging FLIR camera system With Rock steady Gyro-stabilization, robust gimbal technology for Drones, UAV, UAS, SUAS, USV and a host of manned and unmanned applications.

The M2D Class of EO/IR long range systems are the smallest, lightest, most robust, reliable Multi Axis High speed systems available.

160 Gram thermal gimbal payload

The Lightest Thermal Eye In The Sky

The M2D HD drone thermal imaging FLIR camera gimbal is designed for UAS, UGV, and sUAS applications. It offers high-resolution thermal imaging, multi-sensor capabilities, and advanced multi-axis gyro stabilization. This camera system is ideal for surveillance, inspection, and aerial mapping, providing clear imagery in the worlds most challenging conditions all while staying under 160 grams.

M2D’s Superior Imaging:

The M2D offers unparalleled thermal imaging, capturing minute temperature differences for accurate data.

M2D’s Gimbal Advantage:

With its integrated gimbal, the M2D ensures stabilized footage, eliminating blurs and enhancing clarity.

M2D’s Versatility:

Designed for UAS, UGV, & SUAS, the M2D is adaptable for various missions, proving its utility in diverse scenarios.

M2D Micro Gimbal Thermal Imaging Gyro Stabilized

World’s Smallest & Lightest Gyro-Stabilized Dual EOIR/Thermal UAV and Drone Camera

Continuous zoom thermal imaging IR FLIR camera
HD CMOS continuous zoom low light visible daytime EO camera


Camera and Imaging

Visible CMOS TV Channel EO: HD Auto Imaging Low Light CMOS sensor.
Thermal Imaging IR Channel FLIR: Options for resolution (660 x 520 / 388 x 288 / HD 1280 x 1080); LWIR uncooled 7-14µm.
Zoom Capabilities: Optical and digital zoom for both EO and FLIR channels (up to x13.6 total for EO and x4/2 digital for FLIR).
Field of View: Various options including 30° WFOV – 4.7° WFOV – 2.3° DFOV for EO and 32° W.FOV – 6.5° D.FOV for FLIR.

Stabilization and Control

Gyro-Stabilization: Rock steady on all axes, with UtraStab precision multi-axis jitter-free gyro stabilization.
Tilt Range: -45° to 135°.
Angular Velocity: Up to 105 deg/sec.
Control Interface: Easy-to-use GUI C2 command and control.

Design and Build

Weight and Dimensions: 159 grams weight, 53mm diameter, 78mm height.
Design: Micro mini robust military design, rugged housing with retractable and additional mechanical dampeners.
Laser Options: Available with infrared or visible 0.5 mRAD laser.

Power and Performance

Power Requirements: 9-32 VDC.
Power Consumption: Less than 9W.
Temperature Range: Operational from -20°C to +60°C.
Performance: High performance, high-speed capabilities for both airborne and ground ISR applications.

Accessories and Additional Features

Package Contents: Communication cable, power, operator’s manual, lens tissue, gimbal holder, and other accessories.
Additional Features: Micro HDMI, tracking, recording, threshold, IP capabilities.
Application Versatility: Suitable for manned and unmanned fixed-wing, rotary-wing aircraft, drones, UAVs, UAS, SUAS, UGV, and other platforms.
The low cost M2D HD EOIR gimbal is the worlds lightest, smallest and highest performing PTZ flir auto tracking HD manned/unmanned gyrostabilized gimbal.

Advanced AI Modules For Increase Performance

Advanced Capabilities: The MVP/9960 AI Module brings a range of advanced capabilities to the table, including EO/IR object tracking, precise geo-location, video compression, IP streaming, video recording, LTE connectivity, and license plate recognition.

EO/IR Object Tracking: This feature allows the M2D gimbal to precisely track subjects within its range, ensuring that the subject of interest remains in view at all times.

Geo Location: Capture the position of the M2D, its line of sight, and extract the location of observed objects with remarkable accuracy.

The low cost M2D HD EOIR gimbal is the worlds lightest, smallest and highest performing PTZ flir auto tracking HD manned/unmanned gyrostabilized gimbal.

Human and Vehicle Detection and Classification

Low Latency Video Compression: Enjoy significantly low-latency video compression, enabling long-range operation.

Video Recording: The MVP/9960 records high-quality video with GPS metadata attached and stores snapshots on a MicroSD card for easy access and expansion.

MVP/9960 H1 – Human & Vehicle Detection and Classification License: This license allows users to detect and classify humans, private vehicles, and small trucks in the video. It marks and describes the detected objects, sends report messages, and handles multiple objects.

The low cost M2D HD EOIR gimbal is the worlds lightest, smallest and highest performing PTZ flir auto tracking HD manned/unmanned gyrostabilized gimbal.

Real-Time Object Tracking:

MVP/9960 F1 – Fire & Smoke Detection and Classification License: With this license, you can detect and classify fire and smoke in the video, marking and describing the objects, sending report messages, and handling multiple objects.

MVP/9960 H2 – Human Overboard Detection and Classification License: This license detects and classifies humans in water in the video, marking and describing the objects, sending report messages, and handling multiple objects.

License Plate Recognition: The system offers license plate recognition capabilities for enhanced security and identification.

Variations Of Our Advanced AI Modules:

MVP/9959: The MVP/9959 offers seamless integration with Pixhawk and provides features like object tracking, Geo Reference, Roll De-rotation, video compression, IP video streaming, and video recording.

MVS/9958: MVS/9958, a simplified version of MVP/9959, lacks tracking capabilities. It serves as a PixHawk Adapter, facilitating integration with M2D Gimbals by converting PixHawk commands into camera commands.

MVP/9960: The MVP/9960 builds upon the MVP/9959, supporting all its features and adding License Plate Reading (LPR) and object detection and classification capabilities. It’s compatible with HD-equipped M2D Gimbals and can integrate an internal 4G LTE modem.

MVP/9965: The MVP/9965 is the latest version with increased processing power. It can determine platform location without GPS and maintain object tracking across frames.

Video Demonstrations Of The M2D Micro Thermal Gimbal

m2d micro stabilized thermal camera for drones uavs and uas on a multicopter

The Premier Choice for Multi-copters, UAV, UAS, SUAS, UGV and Drones.

Now available with 1280 HD ultra sensitive high definition thermal IR imaging zoom channel and 1920 HD BSI CMOS visible EO channel.

multicopter drone with thermal gimbal camera attached

High Definition (HD) Video: Provides clear and detailed imagery.

Thermal Imaging: Allows for detection of heat signatures, which is especially useful for night operations or in obscured visibility conditions.

Gimbal Stabilization: Ensures steady footage even when the drone is in motion or facing turbulent conditions.

Zoom: Optical and digital zoom capabilities.

Wide Operating Temperature Range: Functions in both hot and cold environments.

High Performance – High Speed Thermal FLIR UAV Gimbal

For airborne and ground ISR applications
Designed for manned and unmanned Fixed wind, rotary wing aircrafts.

m2d thermal drone camera compared to a battery

Geo-Tagging: Allows for the tagging of specific geographical locations in the footage.

Geo-Locking: Ensures that the camera remains focused on a specific geographical point, regardless of the drone’s movement.

Target Tracking: Automatically tracks a moving target.

Multiple Payload Options: Can be equipped with various sensors and cameras based on mission requirements.

Rugged Design: Built to withstand tough conditions.

Multiple Color Palettes: Offers different color palettes like grayscale, rainbow, ironbow, etc., for thermal imaging.

Infrared, Visual Channels, and Auto Tracking All in a 160 Gram Payload

Long Range Zoom

Thermal and Visible Channels

Auto Tracking

Full Military-Grade Ultra Precision Track Gyro Stabilization at Full Image Narrow Field of View

Complete Military-Grade Specifications, Advanced Software, and Broad Compatibility

Quick Release: Allows for easy attachment and detachment from drones or platforms.

Software Support: Comes with software for better data analysis and management.

Durable Construction: Built with high-quality materials for longevity.

Live Streaming: Provides real-time video feed.

Advanced Analytics: Features for in-depth data analysis.

Multiple Lens Options: Offers a variety of lens choices based on the operational need. Including lenses like our full-color night vision system.

Onboard Recording: Allows for storage of footage directly on the device.

Compatibility: Compatible with a wide range of drones and platforms.

While also being extremely rugged to maintain rock-steady stabilization in the harshest environments, it comes in an affordable turnkey plug-n-play package.

Industry Applications

The M2D has such a lightweight payload but it has advanced technology you will not find in any other thermal gimbal

Military UAV SystemsThe M2D Micro Thermal Gimbal: A Compact and Efficient Camera Solution for Military UAV Systems, designed to deliver advanced surveillance capabilities with minimal weight impact on drones.
Border SecuritySeamlessly Incorporate the M2D Micro Thermal Gimbal onto Drones or Multi-Copters for Enhanced Border Security and Patrol Operations
Search and RescueOur lightweight thermal EO/IR gimbal camera is an ideal choice for extended mission durations and seamless integration onto compact drones, making it well-suited for accessing challenging and remote locations.

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Real World Applications Of The M2D

Comparison Of The M2D Gimbal

Data Sheets and Documents

Data Sheets and Payload Data

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