Kappa Optronics

UAV Imaging Systems & Drone Cameras for Piloting, Tactical ISR & SAR

Kappa Optronics
UAV Imaging Systems & Drone Cameras for Piloting, Tactical ISR & SAR
Kleines Feld 6, 37130 Gleichen, GERMANY Germany Regional offices
+49 5508 974-0

Kappa Optronics is a leading developer of rugged aviation- and military-grade cameras for drones and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles).

UAV camerasWe provide high resolution imaging solutions for VTOL, fixed-wing and hybrid platforms at all ranges, including tactical UAS as well as HALE (High Altitude Long Endurance) and MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) aircraft.

We place a high emphasis on safety and quality, and have achieved a range of qualifications and certifications for our hardware and software, including DO-254 and DO-178 through DAL B, DO-160, MIL-STD-810/704, and NATO Supplier Code C4792. We are one of very few EN/AS 9100-certified camera suppliers with 21G competencies under the supervision of a major OEM.

Flight Eye UAV Cameras

Full HD GigE Cameras for Drones & UAVs

high resolution imagingOur advanced Flight Eye UAV cameras provide Full HD performance with built-in Ethernet or GigE capability and H.264 compression. The aviation-qualified, SWaP-C (size, weight, power and cost)-optimized designs are easily installed into a variety of unmanned aircraft platforms, and can be integrated into gimbals and payloads or mounted externally onto the UAV.

Flight Eye cameras are ITAR-free, allowing easy export for OEMs and systems integrators of UAVs.

FlightEye FE 320 UAV Camera Kit

High resolution military drone camera systemFlight Eye FE 320 UAV cameras

The FE320 is an all-in-one camera kit for UAVs that features a modular design with easily swappable components. The kit consists of an electronics unit and a camera sensor unit, which can be either directly connected or supplied with a cable up to 10m long for remote mounting. An optional heater for de-icing is also available.

Flight Eye FE 320 UAV cameraThe system utilises a high-resolution Sony IMX252 CMOS global shutter sensor providing up to 1080p Full HD resolution, with an adjustable frame rate from 5 to 200 fps. It can output two independent Ethernet streams for separate applications such as telemetry and onboard recording, with adjustable bandwidths from 100 kB/s to 16 MB/s.

The rugged FE 320 is IP67-rated for operation in the harshest of environments, and is designed to MIL-STD-810F and DO-160G standards to withstand a variety of conditions.


Size 58.5 mm x 39,5 mm x 116 mm (electronics, including connectors)
50 mm x 39 mm x 52,5 mm (camera)
Weight 360 g (electronics)
150 g (camera, without heater)
Power Supply 9-36 VDC
optional 9-60 VDC
Image Resolution Up to 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD 1080p)
Pixel Size 3.45 µm x 3.45 µm
Frame Rate adjustable from 5 to 200 fps depending on resolution and imager type
Field of View 15° (F/2), 30° (F/2,8), 51° (F/2,4), 64° (F/2,5), 98° (F/1,8)
Latency < 150 ms @ 60 fps

FlightEye FE 350 – HD UAV Camera

Rugged high-definition H.264 Camera

The FE 350 is a high-definition UAV camera based around the ON Semiconductor KAI02150 2/3″ global shutter CCD sensor. It is available with a variety of lenses for different fields of view, and can be supplied in an optional monochrome version for enhanced low-light operation.

The camera delivers Full HD resolution, with built-in H.264 compression and dual GigE video streams with adjustable bandwidth for separate applications such as telemetry and onboard recording. It also features an adjustable frame rate from 1-30 fps.

The rugged FE 350 has been designed with an integrated de-icing system and also offers full protection against fogging and lightning. The IP67-rated unit can withstand a variety of challenging environmental conditions, and is compliant to DO-160 standards for altitude, temperature, relative humidity, and shock and vibration.


Size Ø 60 x 159 mm (without connectors)
Weight ~770 g (depending on model)
Power Supply MIL-STD 704 A 18.5-32.5 VDC
Image Resolution Up to 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD 1080p)
Pixel Size 5.5 µm x 5.5 µm
Frame Rate Adjustable from 1-30 fps
Field of View 17°/10° (35mm), 26°/15° (23 mm), 48°/28° (12 mm), 67°/41° (8mm), 83°/53° (6 mm), 95°/64° (4.8 mm)
Latency < 250 ms

For more detailed information about our products and capabilities, request a copy of our brochure and datasheets.


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Tactical ISR & Situational Awareness
We provide long-range camera systems that are ideal for tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, providing UAV operators with enhanced situational awareness for timely, well-informed decision-making.

UAV Imaging Cameras

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Search & Rescue
Our high-performance cameras provide high resolution imaging that is crucial for search and rescue missions, enabling users to spot movement and locate people even under extreme low-light conditions.

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UAV Piloting
Our cameras can be used for safe and efficient UAV flight control, mounted to various points on the exterior of the aircraft to provide crisp and clear videos during taxiing, take-off, flight and landing.

VTOL UAV Piloting Cameras

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Collision Avoidance Systems
Providing low-latency video streaming, our cameras can be easily integrated into UAV collision avoidance systems, allowing safe operations for VTOL drones, air taxis and UAM (urban air mobility) platforms in busy airspace.

Kappa sales partners

We are looking for new international sales partners! Interested?

Do you have experience representing technology companies? Are you well-connected in the aerospace and defense industry (OEM, MOD)? At Kappa Optronics, we develop and manufacture outstanding cameras and vision systems for international aerospace and defense customers. Become part of our successful sales network. Please get in touch!

Kappa Head of Channel Management
Bodo Kriening
[email protected]
Tel.: +49.5508.974.251

More information: www.kappa-optronics.com/globalpartners

Regional Offices & Locations
Kappa Optronics Germany Kleines Feld 6, 37130 Gleichen, GERMANY +49 5508 974-0
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