Hoverfly receives largest government contract for tethered drones to date

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Hoverfly, manufacturers of the LiveSky tethered drones, has been awarded a $10 million sole-source contract by a U.S. government agency. Based on U.S. government data, Hoverfly’s new contract is the largest U.S. government contract awarded for tethered drones to date, says the company.

The sole-source contract has an initial ceiling value of $10 million and a five-year period of performance, including four one-year options. Hoverfly will deliver both the LiveSky Dismounted and LiveSky SkyBox configurations, as well as installation, training, and support services. Deliveries to the U.S. government under the new federal contract begin in November 2019.

LiveSky provides aerial monitoring and communications relay solutions for national defense, intelligence, and homeland security customers. It is a tactical and mobile ISR and communication relay system that delivers full-motion 24-hour day/night video using Hoverfly’s Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor payload, says the company.

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