Surveillance Drone

Gain situational awareness of your area by deploying a surveillance drone at heights of up to 100 meters and capture actionable intelligence over 50 hours periods to ensure a greater safety of your team.

Benefits of a Surveillance Drone

Persistent surveillance

Powered and controlled through the tether, Elistair tethered drone solutions can provide you with an extended endurance of up to 50 hours,ensuring continuous surveillance capabilities. In comparison, a standard drone only has a 20-minute flight time.

Rapid Deployment

Elistair’s drone surveillance system can be set up in only 10 minutes, a valuable feature for specific missions in dangerous areas.

Actionable Intelligence

Combining a tethered military reconnaissance drone with an Artificial Intelligence software can help identify the location of threats and instantly communicate actionable intelligence.

Automated Flight 

Our drones are designed to navigate autonomously, minimizing human intervention and maximizing efficiency. Equipped with advanced drone technology, including effective obstacle avoidance features, they offer optimal surveillance capabilities.

Day / Night Coverage

Continuous overwatch missions can be conducted using our surveillance drone solutions with a dual EO/IR sensor. Such a powerful day and night vision drone eliminates the need for frequent landings and payload changes.

Low Logistical Footprint

Highly portable and easily launched within minutes, our army surveillance drone provides enhanced reactivity, allowing for swift deployment to accommodate the communication mission’s requirements.

Elistair’s Surveillance Drone

Deploying a surveillance drone serves as a strategic imperative to attain comprehensive situational awareness in your operational area.

By leveraging this aerial reconnaissance technology, your team can meticulously capture actionable intelligence throughout extended periods. This innovative approach not only bolsters your overall security posture but also empowers your team with real-time insights, mitigating potential risks and fostering a heightened state of readiness.

An army vehicle parked beside a tethered drone on the airfield.

Using a tethered military reconnaissance drone to conduct persistent observation missions will help you enhance overall force protection.

Rapidly deployable in vulnerable or difficult-to-access environments, our tethered solutions equipped with EO and IR sensors provide uninterrupted, 360°, day and night surveillance up to a distance of 10 kms (6 miles). An efficient army surveillance drone gives operators the actionable intelligence they need to make critical decisions in high stress environments.

Soldiers in a desert area observe a tethered drone flying overhead, maintaining a vigilant watch.
Soldiers in a desert area observe a tethered drone flying overhead, maintaining a vigilant watch.

Using a tethered military reconnaissance drone to conduct persistent observation missions will help you enhance overall force protection.

Rapidly deployable in vulnerable or difficult-to-access environments, our tethered solutions equipped with EO and IR sensors provide uninterrupted, 360°, day and night surveillance up to a distance of 10 kms (6 miles). An efficient army surveillance drone gives operators the actionable intelligence they need to make critical decisions in high stress environments.

“The benefit of a tethered drone lies in the permanence of observation. It can remain aloft continuously, thus ensuring 24-hour surveillance. It supplements the efforts of soldiers deployed in a Forward Operating Base (FOB) by observing targets several kilometers around.”

Major Sébastien

French Army Battle Lab

Gain situational awareness

with our solutions.

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Areas of Application of a Surveillance Drone

Defense & Battlefield

At ground level, in terrain lacking relief, reduced visibility can quickly have serious consequences.

Our surveillance drone offers a crucial aerial perspective, providing ground combatants with a significant advantage.

UAV drones allow you to monitor border regions, conduct reconnaissance missions, or track potential threats by delivering real-time video feeds to ground control stations. This system empowers decision-makers to make informed choices.

A military vehicle with a drone mounted on top, ready for reconnaissance and surveillance missions.

Defense & Battlefield

At ground level, in terrain lacking relief, reduced visibility can quickly have serious consequences.

Our surveillance drone offers a crucial aerial perspective, providing ground combatants with a significant advantage.

A military vehicle with a drone mounted on top, ready for reconnaissance and surveillance missions.

UAV drones allow you to monitor border regions, conduct reconnaissance missions, or track potential threats by delivering real-time video feeds to ground control stations. This system empowers decision-makers to make informed choices.

Law enforcement & Rescue Missions

Beyond military applications, Elistair’s security drones are also invaluable assets for law enforcement, first responders and civil security units (large events, natural disasters, etc.)

From aerial surveillance to search and rescue operations, the real-time video streams and live feeds provided by our drones enable ground personnel to make informed decisions and respond effectively to emergencies.

Two police officers posing confidently in front of a drone.<br />

With a performant integration into existing communication networks and ground control stations, Elistair’s drones serve as indispensable tools for maintaining public safety and security.

Police officer and technician monitoring a tethered drone during an event

Law enforcement & Rescue Missions

Beyond military applications, Elistair’s security drones are also invaluable assets for law enforcement, first responders and civil security units (large events, natural disasters, etc.)

From aerial surveillance to search and rescue operations, the real-time video streams and live feeds provided by our drones enable ground personnel to make informed decisions and respond effectively to emergencies.

With a performant integration into existing communication networks and ground control stations, Elistair’s drones serve as indispensable tools for maintaining public safety and security.

Recommended Surveillance Drone Solutions

KHRONOS

Khronos is a Tethered DroneBox designed for ISR missions & mobile operations. It can be integrated onto a fixed platform or vehicle.

The Orion 2 drone tethered to the Safe-T power station

  Airborne in 2min           Follow me

ORION 2.2 TE

Orion 2.2 TE includes multiple automated redundancies and emergency procedures allowing the operator to focus on his mission.

The Orion 2 drone tethered to the Safe-T power station

  IP54           50h

SAFE-T 2

Compatible with multiple drones and payloads, the Safe-T 2 is deployed by the US Army and the United Nations.

110 – 220V power input           100m

KHRONOS
Tethered Dronebox, designed
for static and mobile missions
The Orion 2 drone tethered to the Safe-T power station

ORION 2.2 TE

Persistent tethered UAS,
for autonomous 50 hour flights

The Orion 2 drone tethered to the Safe-T power station

SAFE-T 2

Advanced and powerful tether station for demanding missions

FAQ

What is a surveillance drone?

Also referred to as a UAV drone or unmanned aerial drone, it is equipped with advanced drone technology designed for seamless real-time monitoring and reconnaissance operations in areas affected by damage, combat, or specific mission zones.
These systems, leveraging advanced sensors and high-resolution cameras, contribute to comprehensive situational awareness, allowing for strategic decision-making in dynamic and challenging environments. By utilizing state-of-the-art drone technology, these unmanned systems play a pivotal role in enhancing the efficiency and precision of military operations, ensuring a heightened level of security and adaptability on the field.

What features should I look for when buying a military surveillance drone?

When considering the purchase of a surveillance drone, focus on essential features such as camera quality, flight times, range, and user-friendliness.
At Elistair, our military surveillance drone stands out with exceptional day and night vision capabilities, facilitated by a dual EO/IR sensor. These advanced systems can effectively monitor areas spanning up to 6 miles (10 km). Additionally, they boast AI software, a 360° vision capability, a target acquisition system, and operate fully autonomously, establishing them as indispensable assets for critical operations.

How can a military observation drone enhance reconnaissance missions?

A military observation drone plays a crucial role in gathering intelligence and monitoring enemy activities in real time. Featuring advanced technologies, this autonomous security drone is equipped with obstacle avoidance capabilities, enabling it to navigate complex environments seamlessly. Its ability to identify threats and communicate instantly positions it as a highly effective solution for military surveillance operations.

What distinguishes a surveillance drone from other unmanned aerial drones?

A surveillance drone stands out from other unmanned aerial drones due to its specialized capabilities for monitoring and reconnaissance. Unlike civilian drones, which may be used for recreational purposes, an autonomous security drone is equipped with advanced technology for real-time monitoring and high-quality video feeds, rendering it indispensable for surveillance purposes.

Who is allowed to operate surveillance drones, and what regulations govern their usage?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the regulatory authority responsible for overseeing drones. Piloting a surveillance drone requires obtaining a license and undergoing pilot training to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.

Can surveillance drones operate in any weather conditions ?

Elistair’s drones are engineered to operate effectively in favorable weather conditions and possess the capability to withstand wind. In the event of adverse weather conditions, such as strong winds (referred to as purple wind), sensors on the drone promptly send alerts, prompting the drone to autonomously make the decision to land.

What are the primary uses of a surveillance drone for military and security purposes?

A surveillance drone for military and security operations serves various purposes, including reconnaissance, aerial surveillance, and search and rescue missions. With high-quality video streams and fully autonomous capabilities, these security drones provide valuable support to law enforcement and defense agencies. Monitored and tracked remotely, they assist in locating suspicious or missing persons and assessing disaster areas, even in challenging weather conditions.

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