Industry Leading Tethered Drone Technology

Defense & Federal

Built for radios, equipping our forces with persistent C4ISR.


Maximizing protection with persistent long-range surveillance & communications.

Public Safety

Providing aerial observation & communications for first-responders.

Tethered Drones

Hoverfly Technologies is a leading national provider of federal defense drones, security drones, and public safety drones compliant with Section 848 of the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).


Our all-weather SENTRY is designed to meet IP54 and MIL-STD-810 standards. Fielded and maintained by our forces flying Silvus, Trellisware, MPU5, PRC-163, and PRC-161 radios. It operates in extreme conditions and is a force multiplier for mission critical situations.

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A tether-powered, military-grade quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that carries multiple payloads of up to 5lbs. This model is designed for radios with unlimited aerial surveillance and communication applications.

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Seamless SDK Integration

Hoverfly’s Software Development Kit (SDK) allows LiveSky and its sensors to be controlled over various networks or the internet for multiple fused sources in a Common Operating Picture (COP). It also enables seamless integration with existing security and video management systems with libraries for .NET, C++, and more coming soon. Our SDK provides three levels of access to the Hoverfly system: full control, payload-only control, and telemetry monitoring.

All Your Tactical Needs

The LiveSky system provides military-grade surveillance, targeting, and communications relay for operating base security, battalion-level communications, ISR missions, and more.

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In The Field

Our tethered drones are fielded by branches of the Armed Forces and industry partners to provide a mobile ad-hoc network of flying communications or ISR nodes.

Who We Are

Hoverfly Technologies is the leader in tether-powered drone systems. Over time, we have evolved from creating flight controllers to designing and providing industry leading tethered drones for defense, communication, and security solutions.

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Our Clients

Our clients include leading experts in the defense, security, and public safety industries. We deliver groundbreaking aerial monitoring and communications relay solutions for national defense, intelligence, and homeland security customers.