Zenith AeroTech Tethered Drones – DRONELIFE
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, heavy-lift tethered aerial vehicles (TAVs) leader Zenith AeroTech announced that it has delivered two Quad 8 TAVs to a Federal law enforcement agency for use as a command overwatch solution during emergency response missions.
Both Quad 8s were specially designed to satisfy the request of the customer for a long-endurance aerial platform capable of simultaneously transporting electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) video cameras, a communications relay system, and overhead, high-intensity light panels. The Quad 8 is able to manage a total of 20 pounds, more than double the necessary capacity to sustain the camera, communications relay, and two 17,000-lumen, weather-resistant LED panels.
“The client wanted an overwatch capability to help secure their area of operations during emergency response efforts, and unlike regular, untethered drones, our TAVs…