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Elistair’s Tethered Stations and Orion 2 Tethered Drone Provide Persistent Awareness for Maximum Sec

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

They say niches make riches. But when I first heard about tethered drones, I thought to myself, “this may be too niche.” Then I dove into the existing customer base.


While tethered drones may be niche, that niche is huge. Take, for example, the ever-increasing need to keep facilities, people, and assets safe from real-world threats. Global Market Insights reported that, just two years ago, the physical security market was worth over $70 billion. It projected growth at an overall 11% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2021 through 2027, with a 10% growth rate for the US video surveillance market alone.


No one-size-fits-all solution exists for physical security. But tethered drone solutions can provide a unique stand-alone or complementary tech (in the case of layered defense) persistent security architecture for both military and commercial end-users. The use cases for these customers range from forward operating base (FOB) protection, border patrol, event security, traffic monitoring, and more.


Elistair’s Managing Director for North America, Troy Hittle, a former US Air Force Tactical Air Control - Party Specialist with first-hand knowledge of the high stakes involved in protecting people and critical assets, takes security very seriously. He’s seen how drones used for overwatch can save lives on the battlefield. But what is the specific value proposition of tethered drone solutions? What sets tethered drones apart from free-flying drones for security operations? How easy are they to use? Who is using them? Hittle answered these questions and many more.


Topics: drones, tethered drones, security, Elistair, Ligh-T, Saf-T, Troy Hittle, commercial drones, military drones, ISR, situational awareness, Orion2, T-Planner

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