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AUVSI 2013: Tethered VTOL targets first responders

16th August 2013 - 16:16 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Washington, DC


UAV Solutions launched a tethered version of its Allerion 25 VTOL UAV at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems exhibition in Washington, DC.

The concept placed the Allerion 25-T quadrotor on top of the tether, which transfers power and allows data exchange between the ground systems and the platform, allowing for longer endurance and secure transfer.

‘This tethered system will allow persistent surveillance,’ Bill Davidson, CEO and chief engineer for the company, told Shephard at the AUVSI unmanned Systems exhibition in Washington, DC. ‘This is what I call a “tactical tower”’, he said.

‘There is an ethernet connection plugged into the GCS,’

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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