Elistair, a frontrunner in long-endurance, tethered unmanned plane programs, introduced the revealing of KHRONOS, a completely automated tethered drone system designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions in difficult, GPS/GNSS-denied and RF-denied environments.
Deployed from a transportable dronebox in beneath two minutes, KHRONOS can function from each fastened and cellular platforms with minimal human enter, enabling operators on the transfer their very own “pocket watchtower” with no heavy funding in coaching.
“KHRONOS represents a major milestone for Elistair,” mentioned firm CEO Guilhem de Marliave. “Public security companies, border patrol items, army forces and even automobile integrators have all been on the lookout for a easy, natural, long-endurance ISR asset that may be launched on the push of a button—and now they lastly have it.”
Elistair has been creating and delivering tethered drones to prospects in additional than 70 international locations for near a decade. The 66-pound KHRONOS leverages that have. It’s simply deployed from a dronebox to ship a steady, day/night time aerial view extending over a 10-kilometer radius for twenty-four hours a stretch.
“And powered by T-Planner 2, the latest model of our mission software program, KHRONOS advantages from the newest clever capabilities, reminiscent of goal monitoring, automated object categorization, and cued digicam slewing to factors of pursuits” de Marliave mentioned.
Along with being ruggedized for operation off-road and in poor climate, KHRONOS can function in each GPS/GNSS-Denied and RF-denied environments, because of its superior positioning system and secured tethered communications. And with its small logistical footprint, and its open API, it may be simply built-in with automobiles.
“The intention behind KHRONOS was clear: we wished to create a tethered drone that’s easy to make use of, adaptable to varied situations, integrates seamlessly, and is strong in building for demanding environments,” mentioned Elistair CTO Timothée Penet.
Elistair plans to ship its first KHRONOS programs to prospects in January 2024.