Hoverfly Technologies Celebrates Milestone: Over 500 Tethered Drones Sold to US Army

Hoverfly Technologies, a leading manufacturer of systems, has reportedly reached a significant milestone with over 500 systems sold to the . The company recently received a $14 million order for 120 systems, spare parts, and accessories, further solidifying its position as a leader in tethered .

Versatile Tethered Drones Enhance Military Capabilities

's tethered drones are being used by the US Army across the globe for various applications, including communication range extension, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), counter-UAS, and electronic warfare. The drones can fly tactical radios up to 200 feet, providing a tactically repositionable antenna that dramatically extends communication networks.

“Our tethered drones represent a leap forward in communication, situational awareness, counter drone, and electronic warfare capabilities,” said Steve Walters, CEO of Hoverfly Technologies. “Soldiers operating our systems during tactical exercises consistently report that our drones significantly enhance their operational effectiveness, giving our forces a significant tactical advantage.”

Designed for Durability and Security

Hoverfly's tethered drones are designed to operate in all weather conditions and can be deployed from both manned and unmanned vehicles or vessels. The continuous power and data transmission via the tether allows the drones to remain airborne for hours or even days, far surpassing the operational limits of traditional unmanned aerial systems.

The tether also ensures the system's security from jamming, hacking, or interception. To further minimize the risks of jamming or detection, Hoverfly tethered drones do not produce any RF emissions and can operate proficiently in GPS contested environments.

DroneXL's Take

The US Army's deployment of over 500 Hoverfly tethered drone systems highlights the growing importance of unmanned aerial technology in modern military operations. Tethered drones offer unique advantages, such as extended flight times and secure communication, making them invaluable assets for enhancing situational awareness and operational effectiveness.

As the demand for advanced drone solutions continues to grow, companies like Hoverfly Technologies are well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of defense and security forces worldwide. The recent $14 million order from the US Army demonstrates the and reliance placed on Hoverfly's cutting-edge tethered drone technology.

Photo courtesy of Hoverfly


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Haye Kesteloo
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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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