PowerLine Tethered Drone Systems are used by the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines, and joint organizations for a variety of applications, including telecommunications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). They are engineered from the ground up to be tethered systems, so they are more rugged and last longer than battery systems modified to use ground-based power through a tether.
Our systems can be integrated into various vehicles, trailers, vessels, and other platforms to provide seamless integration into the mission and battlefield.
The software and flight control systems used to operate our drones are open source, allowing our customers to integrate their software or use DOD-developed and approved software easily.
PowerLine Tethered Drone Systems can accommodate payloads of up to 50 lbs and can be optimized to reach hover heights of more than 1,000 AGL.
Because we build everything on-site, we can transform concepts into fully functioning aircraft within weeks. We use ground-floor prototype design of system parts and components, advanced manufacturing equipment and techniques, and iterative adjustments designs and processes, resulting in rapid transition from prototype to production.
Unlike other platforms that are “assembled in America” using foreign-manufactured and designed components, PowerLine systems comply with U.S. policies (EO 13981, EO 14005, and NDAA ’20 Section 848) that: