Hoverfly introduces new tethered LiveSky SENTRY drone

By Patrick C. Miller | September 26, 2018

Tether-powered drone manufacturer Hoverfly Technologies Inc. has unveiled a new all-weather, military-grade unmanned aircraft system (UAS) called the LiveSky SENTRY.

According to Hoverfly—based in Orlando, Florida—the LiveSky SENTRY is designed to meet IP54 standards, which means it can withstand extreme weather conditions. It also meets the MIL-STD-810 standard for U.S. military environmental test requirements.

“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 Rob Topping, Hoverfly CEO.

Hoverfly designs and manufactures tether-powered drones for persistent aerial security and public safety applications. Its drones require no piloting skills and can operate for hours or weeks at a time in defense, security, public safety, sports, media and large industrial markets. Hoverfly UAS can be operated from fixed-based ground stations or moving vehicles.

Besides its new all-weather capability, Hoverfly has developed three additional system configurations. The new precision landing platform called SkyBox comes either in an enclosed or uncovered design. Hoverfly said SkyBox represents “a true autonomous enterprise solution that can be remotely controlled through cloud-based software or an SDK kit for seamless integration.” It can also operate autonomously from the back of a pick-up truck. 

The company’s third configuration is a mobile tether kit featuring an integrated landing nest and hand-held tablet for expeditionary applications that require fast deployment.