New Tethered Drone Features All-Weather Capability

By Mike Ball / 28 Sep 2018
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Hoverfly LiveSKY SENTRY drone

Hoverfly Technologies, a manufacturer of tether-powered drones, has announced its new all-weather LiveSky SENTRY line of tether-powered UAS (unmanned aerial systems). The LiveSky SENTRY is designed to meet IP54 and MIL-STD-810 standards and is now a military-grade tether-powered UAS suitable for a wide variety of missions.

IP54 standards define the level of protection for extreme conditions like dust, water and moisture, and MIL-STD-810 defines U.S military environmental test requirements for conditions where the LiveSky SENTRY is expected to operate.

“Compliance to these standards means our military, public safety and commercial security customers who need the ability to operate in harsh environments can rely on the new battle-ready and tested tether-powered UAS, the LiveSky SENTRY,” said Hoverfly CEO Rob Topping.

In addition to its new all-weather capability, Hoverfly has developed three versatile system configurations. The new precision landing platform called SkyBox comes either in an enclosed covered or uncovered design. SkyBox represents a true autonomous enterprise solution that can be remotely controlled through cloud-based software or an SDK kit for seamless integration. SkyBox operates autonomously from anywhere — even from the back of a pick-up truck. The third configuration is a mobile tether kit featuring an integrated landing nest and hand-held tablet for expeditionary applications that require fast deployment.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact