Federal Defense Drones

Extending the eyes & ears of our forces

Unmatched Defense & Communications

Hoverfly is revolutionizing government and federal sectors for long-duration, small footprint aerial surveillance and secure long-range communications with tethered UAS (tUAS) technology. Power for LiveSky is supplied up the tether from a grid, vehicle, vessel, or generator source, allowing it to fly for an unlimited duration. Persistent flight translates to persistent intelligence, surveillance, targeting, and communications relay functions while stationary or on-the-move in vehicles or vessels.

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The Hoverfly Difference

Precision Landing

Launch and recover without optical sensors for precise landing in all-weather environments.

Open Architecture

Open API, range of sensors, radios, and payloads available for seamless platform integration.

Field Proven

Blue sUAS fielded and maintained by our forces flying Silvus, Trellisware, MPU5, PRC-163, and PRC-161 radios.

Enhanced Communications In Emergencies

Communications can be enhanced in disaster, emergency, and contingency operations. Because the LiveSky system is mobile, tactically repositionable, and can fly almost any payload, communications can be delivered when normal communication functions are not available.

With LiveSky, multiple tactical radios, cellular, Wi-Fi, and other communication devices can be deployed to high altitudes to deliver or return service to customers and to help first responders. Multiple tactical radios, C4ISR payloads, cellular, Wi-Fi, and other communication devices can be deployed to high altitudes to enhance situational awareness.

World-Class Support

At Hoverfly, we pride ourselves on providing customers with superior support. When you become a Hoverfly customer you can expect leading tethered drone solutions and dedicated support. Whether you want to know more about our ground-breaking tethered-drone technology, have a question about a product or need additional support – we are always here to help!

World Class Support

Who We Are

Hoverfly Technologies is the leader in tether-powered aerial 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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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.

Made in the USA

Our drones are proudly designed, built, and supported in the U.S. Hoverfly has been developing the best Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for government, industrial, commercial, and other specialized applications across the globe.

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.


Hoverfly Technologies is a leading national provider of federal defense drones, security drones, and public safety drones.


Maximize protection with persistent long-range surveillance and communications.

Public Safety

Aerial observation and communications for first-responders.