Discover the Spectre
The SPECTRE is a robust tether-powered multirotor sUAS built for radios. It is currently used for ISR and Communications Relay as a persistent, multi-day, aerial platform. The SPECTRE is deployable in minutes and can be mounted on vehicles or vessels, on the ground, and on buildings.Contact Us
Built for radios, qualified payloads include Silvus, Trellisware, Persistent Systems, L3 Harris, Viasat, goTenna, multiple sensors, cameras, and others.
Power Over Tether
Unlike battery-powered drones, our tethered drones have unmatched power and unlimited flight time for hours, days, and weeks.
Transporting portable drones is efficient and convenient with quick setup for maximum flexibility in stationary or mobile missions.
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The Spectre Advantage
Intelligent Automatic Tether System
The tether maintains .8lb of tension with automatic reel system to sustain position of the aircraft relative to the ground station.
LiveSky has fully redundant fail-safe architecture to preserve the system in the event of power interruption or communication loss
Work seamlessly with existing networks using our open architecture. Our system allows UAVs to be networked with other devices and comprehensively presented to a single source or multiple sources around the globe.
Superior Drone Technology
Hoverfly Technologies is a leading national provider of federal defense drones, security drones, and public safety drones. The SPECTRE has unparalleled situational awareness capabilities to the dismounted leader and features a field-swappable open architecture payload bay, providing persistent ISR and extending the communication range by dozens of miles/km. This model provides full auto-piloting when in autonomous flight, precision take-off/landing, and battery backup with auto-landing in the event of power or communication loss. There are no RF signals which ensure secure video and data over tether with our jam-proof design.
5lb+ – ISR & tactical network payloads: EO/IR gimbal, tactical radios, laser designators, etc.
Continuous 1500-hour maintenance
60/meters/200 feet, 100 meters/ 330feet*
Weather resistant (MIL-STD-810*)
Landing – 15mph, operational -25mph
7 lbs. (no payload) and B\base 60 lbs.
Ruggedized tablet, PC, ATAK, RaptorX, SDK
Quick attachment no-tool landing ring
90-240VAC, 2000 Watts
2 cases total weight 175 lbs. / 79 kgs
<10 minutes from case to altitude
Field replacement with a spares kit
* feature coming soon
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 Hoverfly 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.