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Israeli firm launches HoverMast – Lite – the Next Gen of Tethered UAV Platform

Israel-based Sky Sapience has launched its latest generation tethered UAV platform, HoverMast- Lite (HM-L1 and HM-L3.). The new platform will be used alongside small robotic vehicles taking part in the RCV/SMET programs. The HM-L systems contains impressive capabilities of the original HoverMast product line like 24/7/365, autonomous, 100meter hovering, on the move, bad weather operations, among others, while working on the size, weight and electric power needs of the RCV and SMET programs at the same time.

According to Gabriel Shachor, founder and CEO of Sky Sapience, “We’re excited to be offering a fully compatible tethered UAV platform for the RCV and SMET programs. As the sole producer of mobile, operational experienced tethered machines, Sky Sapience has a unique advantage when answering the governments’ calls for increasingly innovative and adaptive technologies to support their endeavors in robotics and beyond. We hope to serve the leading forces with the HoverMast-Lite innovative technology.”

This unique design helps the drone sensors to function without controlling the vehicle’s constant workwork. The HM-L also allows the vehicle’s bed to remain available for the extra equipment and sensors. The HoverMast-Lite has the potential to incorporate most payloads weighing up to 6.0 kg. This include radars, CCD/IR cameras, lasers, cellular and mesh communication devices among others.

The HM-Lite and its payload cab be controlled easily from a single ruggedized Human- Machine Interface (UHMI.)