Tethered Drone Systems for Military and Commercial Applications

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Elistair is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative tethered drone systems for military and commercial applications.

Elistair - tethered drone systems

Our efficient, state-of-the-art drone tethering technologies provide persistent, continuous power and high-speed data transfer, expanding the abilities of a wide range of drone systems and opening up new applications for unmanned missions such as continuous surveillance, communications and inspections.

Tethered Drone Stations

Safe-T 2 – Smart  Station for Tethered UAVs

Safe-T 2 - Smart Tethered Drone Station

Safe-T 2 is a smart drone tethering solution offering real-time semi-persistent observation and surveillance capabilities. Building on the proven design of the successful Safe-T platform, Safe-T 2 is compatible with over 50 drone models and is ideal for security, temporary telecommunications (4G, Wi-Fi, radio), industrial inspections and more.

Tethered drone station with swappable microtether

The versatile tethered UAV platform provides up to 125m (400 ft) of adaptable micro-tether length, with easy in-field tether swapping allowing operators to optimize weight and power for each drone.

A patented safety brake prevents any possibility of fly-away, and integrated smart management systems continuously monitor system status, ready to deploy fine-tuned fail-safe procedures in case of anomalies.

Drone tether station with safety brake

Safe-T 2 provides a new Dual-Comms option that allows UAV operators to deploy Fiber Optic and BPL data links in parallel, providing redundancy as well as versatility for different operations. Low latency and high-speed data exchange makes the Safe-T 2 ideal for telecoms and broadcast operations.

Rugged IP54 Drone Tether StationThe rugged Safe-T 2 tethered drone station features a weatherproof and vibration-resistant IP54-rated design, engineered for high performance in even the most demanding mission-critical applications.

The modular metallic structure and fastening rails allow seamless integration into both vehicles and fixed structures.

Portable drone tether station


  • Power Output: 2200W continuous / 2800W peak
  • Micro-tether Length: Up to 125m (400 ft)
  • Operational Temperature: -10° to 45° C (14° to 113° F)

Ligh-T – Rugged Tethered Drone Station

Harsh Environment Station for Tethered UAVs

Ligh-T is a mobile, rugged tethered drone station designed for deployment in the most demanding of environments. Compact, easily carried and quick to deploy, the Ligh-T system offers continuous aerial observation capabilities to drone operators.

The kevlar-reinforced micro-tether provides a persistent and highly reliable power and data connection between the UAV and ground station.

An up to 200 Mbs link allows operators to seamlessly control a wide range of drones, such as the DJI Inspire 1, as well as transmitting high-resolution streaming video and image data. And the vertical spool structure provides enhanced weather resistance.

A built-in Wifi connection provides monitoring of live telemetry, logging and smart status alerts via the Elistair T-Monitor application.


  • Maximum Power Output: 1500W
  • Data Transfer Rate: 200 Mb/s
  • Maximum Altitude: 160 ft

Ligh-T V3 Drone Tethering Station