Tethered Drones

Tethered drones (TD) solutions are critical asset for security operations. The continuous and global aerial view enables long, risk-free and efficient surveillance for both night and day use. Using tethered drones (TD) as a virtual ‘Surveillance Tower’ is a simple and efficient solution for semi-persistent applications, with a serious cost advantage over helicopters or manned aircraft.

UAVs can be tethered to our hovercraft or many ther vehicles for long-term operations in order to cover a large area, remote areas, inland waterways, islands and swamps, for several hours. Compact, lightweight and quick to deploy for a single operator, tethered drones make little noise from a high position, ensuring discreet surveillance.

POD Ops TD systems are best suited for police forces, public safety operations, firefighting, crisis monitoring or military operations.

The camera can act like a radar and sweeps a full 360° panorama if required. It can be set up in a permanent location or transported as portable unit that can be put into use in seconds. The unit can be run as a totally undetectable, cannot be jammed and no emissions or other illumination is required.

Each camera is connected to its control/viewing screen remotely or optionally can be flown through tether.

The system can also be setup so that a control station can remotely monitor hard to access warning areas or locations where a 24/7 security presence is not required.

System stays active through fog, smoke, adverse weather.

Give yourself the edge to prepare without the intruder knowing, or sound alarms and trigger lights/alarms to scare intruders away.

Tethered Drones Systems

Powered from the ground through the micro-tether, connected drones are able to fly for hours, allowing long duration surveillance operations, for day and night missions.

Local control is possible that means thanks to the micro-tether, communications are unjammable, immune to interference and enable real-time high-speed data transmission.

Robust and easily transportable, our TD systems are designed for the field. Quick to use and deploy, it is the simplest and most effective solution for persistent aerial surveillance.

Our tethered drones systems are best suited for police forces, public safety operations, firefighting, crisis monitoring or military operations.

We can supply the tether and its control box or a complete integrated package.

In rescue applications particularly with our rescue hovercraft tethered drones are very useful to take over the role of helicopters in that they can fly for a long time in various terrains, weather conditions and remote locations or flooded or disaster zones. If people are spotted the tethered drone can be released or brought down and the hovercraft can make the rescue. This scenario is of course also apllicable to any vehicle.

Highlights

  • Critical Asset for Security Operations
  • Not Defined as Unmanned Aircraft
  • Major Cost Advantage over Helicopters
  • Major Cost Advantage Manned Aircraft
  • Can Be Deployed to Monitor a Large Area
  • Quick To Deploy
  • Ensures Discreet Surveillance
  • No Need for Trained Pilots to Operate
  • Follows Vehicles Wherever They Go
  • 24/7 thermal 360° day & night monitoring in day or total darkness.
  • Up to 100m (300,) tether. Other options available.
  • Detect humans, vehicles, boats, drones or other objects within seconds.
  • Multiple camera and sensor options.
  • DRI ranges of up to detect people at night with thermal camera (IR) at up to 700m (2,200’), detect vehicles at night at up to 1800m (6000’).
  • DRI ranges of up to detect people during day with electro optical (EO) camera at up to 8,000m (26,200’), detect vehicles at up to 22km (72,000’).
  • Link to a loudspeaker, or spotlights.
  • Light weight and portable, can operate from vehicle power, battery, generator or mains.
  • Simple to operate.
  • Replaces multiple perimeter or CCTV systems.
  • Not only detects intruders but can track intruder as they move.
  • All options come with FPV camera.
  • IP 43 protection.
  • Backup battery in case of power failure.
  • Standard range 8km (5 miles), extended range 24km (15 miles) and other options possible to launch many miles from where operated.
  • Can be disconnected and flown as a satndard un-tethered drone.

Tethered Drones Uses

  • Extended Perimeter Surveillance
  • Security at sports events, concerts etc
  • Loudspeaker or spotlight in the sky
  • “Birds Eye View” for sports events
  • Reconnaissance in hazardous/inaccessible environments
  • Monitoring event parking lots, junctions.
  • Fire or Police incendent zone awareness
  • Filming
  • Long range antennas (altitude gain of 100m gives 7 times range)
  • Prisons and prison approaches
  • Special forces operations
  • Oil pipelines
  • Power lines and power sub stations
  • Factory perimeters
  • Military installations
  • Ports
  • Airports
  • Dams
  • Fish farms
  • Oil depots
  • Chemical plants
  • Farms
  • Remote dwellings
  • Islands
  • Perimeter fences
  • Access roads
  • Temporary forward operating bases
  • Solar farms
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Unique Uses for Rescue

In rescue applications particularly with our rescue hovercraft tethered drones are very useful to take over the role of helicopters in that they can fly for a long time in various terrains, weather conditions and remote locations or flooded or disaster zones. If people are spotted the tethered drone can be released or brought down and the hovercraft can make the rescue. This scenario is of course also apllicable to any vehicle.

Standard Model Range & Main Specs

Standard Model Specification

DNP200 7.2 EO Camera

DNP200 22 EO Camera

DNP200 7.2 EO/IR Camera

DNP200 22 EO/IR Camera

NSH 200 22 EO/IR Camera

Detect
Human EO

5.2km (17,000’)

5.2km (17,000’)

5.2km (17,000’)

5.2km (17,000’)

7.9km (26,000’)

Detect
Human IR

NA

NA

393m (1,287’)

393m (1,287’)

673m (2,208’)

Detect
Vehicle EO

14km
(9 Miles)

14km
(9 Miles)

14km
(9 Miles)

14km
(9 Miles)

22km (72,000’)

Detect
Vehicle IR

NA

NA

1,087m (3,656’)

1,087m (3,656’)

1,864m (6,100’)

Max Operation Range

7.25km
(5 miles)

22km
(14 miles)

7.25km
(5 miles)

22km
(14 miles)

22km
(14 miles)

Options include:

  • Multiple camera integration.
  • Tracking options.
  • Extended range beyond 21km (14 miles)
  • Duel screen options FPV and EO or IR camera
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Travel Case
  • Spare battery
  • Optional Control from Tether base station to prevent jamming.

To find out more please contact us.