Hoverfly Technologies, the manufacturer of the LiveSky tethered drone, has been awarded a $10m sole-source contract by a U.S. government agency.
The contract has an initial ceiling value of $10m and a five-year period of performance, including four one-year options.
LiveSky provides aerial monitoring and communications relay solutions for national defense, intelligence, and homeland security customers.
Hoverfly will deliver both the LiveSky Dismounted and LiveSky SkyBox configurations, as well as installation, training, and support services.
Deliveries to the U.S. government under the new federal contract will begin in November 2019.
Rob Topping, CEO of Hoverfly, said: “Hoverfly is honored to have been selected to provide U.S. government operators with enhanced situational-awareness, force-protection, and communications-relay capability in this light-weight, low-power, and rapidly deployable solution.”
He continued: “This important new technology means that our customers can reduce the user burden and operational complexity of aerostats, plus get enhanced mobility when compared to fixed and heavy telescoping mast-based systems.”
Based on U.S. government data, Hoverfly’s new contract is the largest U.S. government contract awarded for tethered drones to date.