Power over our patented micro-tether, allowing for 10h+ flight times


Secure communications, redundancies, aramid core tether


Push-button systems, requiring low piloting skills and simple training

Elistair designs smart tethered drones for persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities as well as high-bandwidth communications.
Elistair products can fly for days, and are being used by major industrial companies and governments agencies in over 40 countries. Wether you already own a drone or are looking for a turnkey system, we can help.

A tethered solution has multiple benefits for a wide range of industry verticles. These benefits include:

  • Persistent: Connected to the micro-tether providing power from the ground, drones are able to remain airborne for hours. This provides levels of situational awareness which were previously unobtainable.
  • Cover wide areas: With operational heights of 50 to 100 meters, tethered UAVs can provide wide coverage of large events.
  • Secure: The micro-tether provides secure, unjammable communications immune to interference and enabling a safe, real-time, high-speed data transfer.
  • Overt Deterrence: Tethered UAVs provide an overt surveillance deterrent which disrupts a criminal’s freedom of movement and action.
  • Functional: Robust and easily transportable, tethered systems are designed for the field. Quick to use and deploy, they are simple and effective solutions for persistent aerial surveillance.
  • 4K Video Streaming: Secured 4K aerial video-streaming is made possible thanks to Elistair’s micro-tether. The tethered systems allow continuous and interference-free high-quality video broadcast.
  • Flight Safety Assurance: In crowded entertainment events, public safety is essential for risk holders. Elistair tethered technologies ensure safe drone operations through a fully-controlled and physically-secure system.

Airscope provides SAFE-T 2 Tethered Drone System in the UAE


The Smart Tethering Station for Drones

Get unlimited autonomy, security, and fast data transfer for your drone operations.  Also, get access to new applications: persistent aerial surveillance, telecommunications, traffic monitoring, demanding industrial inspections, air quality monitoring, or live productions.
Smart tethered drone systems are connected with a 100m / 330ft of micro-tether cable offering:

  • Continuous power at 1200W nominal, 2500W peak
  • Up to 200 Mbs secured data link
  • Smart automated winch with 10 presets and “Flight States” Detection
  • Android app T-Monitor, for live telemetry, monitoring, fault detection, and live alerts
  • Connections to a variety of drone technology and integrations for data transfer from sophisticated sensors such as FLIR thermal imaging solutions

Unlimited Flight Duration

A direct power supply from the ground station through the micro-tether cable provides the drone with unlimited endurance.

Our compact smart Onboard Module replaces your battery, resulting in a continuous, reliable, and secure power source. Connected to the electrical grid or to a generator, Safe-T 2 is in a class of persistent systems designed to run from several hours to several days.

No drone modifications are required, enabling you to switch from tether mode to battery mode in seconds, for greater versatility.

Safe and Connected

Providing a continuous and redundant power supply, secured by a UPS safety battery, the Safe-T micro-tether is armored with kevlar to withstand over 1000 Newtons of traction and provides an unbroken and unjammable data transfer.

Integrated with various sensors, the Safe-T technology is continuously self-checking its status and uses fail-safe procedures in case of anomalies. An embedded WIFI module streams the system status to the Elistair T-Monitor application, allowing the operator to monitor its operations from a tablet or PC.

The system allows for safer missions in complex scenarios, with complete protection of surrounding equipment and people, and has been certified to be in compliance with Civil Aviation laws.

Rugged and Field-Proven

Deployed by end-users since 2014 all over the world, Safe-T 2 is truly field-proven. We have worked hard to make this powerful tool rugged, compact, easy to use, and quick to deploy on the field by a single operator. The system fits easily in standard transportation means. The smart Onboard Module is compact and can fit in the common battery space of your drone. Easy to connect/disconnect, you can switch from free flight to persistent flight in seconds.

Safe-T 2 incorporates a proprietary software, with fine-tuned control laws limiting the impact of the micro-tether on the drone flight and preventing entanglements or wear risks.

The First Smart Tethered Ground Control Station for Drones

Safe-T 2 is an industrial smart tether station for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), offering real-time semi-persistent observation and surveillance capabilities thanks to its patented micro-tether. Offering the widest range of compatible drones and payload sensors on the drones market, the system is especially suited for:
  • Persistent Aerial Surveillance (Day and night)
  • Temporary Telecommunications (4G, Wi-Fi, radio)
  • Industrial Inspections
  • Situational Awareness
  • Working with DJI M200,M210, M300 ( Air Module )
  • Working with Elistair tethered drone solution – ORION
Designed for the most demanding professional missions, Safe-T 2 has been approved for tethered flight by an official rule-making body; the DGAC (French civil aviation – responsible for drone aviation), and has been successfully deployed by government bodies and industrial companies over 5 continents.

Ready for integration
Engineered to meet the most demanding missions with its rugged weather-resistant design, and compact modular metallic structure, the Safe-T 2 offers mounting plates and optional software development kit (SDK) for seamless integration into vehicles and fixed structures whilst also being agile enough for a single operator to deploy. Its interchangeable micro-tethers and smart adaptive winch control laws, allow the operator to reconfigure the station and use the best tether weight/power range for each drone.

Smart and Secured
The secure Dual-Comms option (Fiber optic and BPL), offers a redundant tethered data link, or the possibility to select which technology is best suited for the aircraft and/or payload. A patented Brake system also allows the user to adapt the maximal tether length, depending on the safety zone needed around the aircraft, for instance in urban or crowded environments. Like its predecessor, the Safe-T 2 integrates Elistair’s live flight management system with T-monitor mobile app offering optimal flight control for safer operations.

SAFE-T 2 Tethered Drone Station supplied with Air Module for DJI M200, M210 V2, M300

The Safe-T 2 has been built on the success of the flagship Safe-T product line which has been deployed in over 60 countries by governmental organisations, industrial groups, and security forces. The Safe-T 2 will take tethering operations to a new level.

Safe-T is a powerful tool, enabling drone operators to widen their perspectives by bringing unlimited autonomy, safety and real-time high resolution data transfer.

The solution gives access to a wide range of high value applications:

  • Surveillance: events, forest fire management, harbors, anti-poaching
  • Pop-up Telecommunications (4G, WI-FI, radio…)
  • Traffic Management (camera or radar based)
  • Industrial Inspection: Oil & Gas installations, Energy utilities, civil engineering structures
  • Air quality monitoring
  • TV Broadcast : Persistent live aerial coverage of sporting events, concerts and shows
  • Lighting systems
  • Anti-drone systems (drone detectors or jamming systems)
  • Impact and Battle Damage Assessment (Fall of shot monitoring for artillery units)

Tethered Drones are proving to be extremely safe and fast to deploy for Defense, Telecommunications, Humanitarian Needs, Live Broadcast and Traffic Monitoring


Unlimited Power, On The Move
Ruggedized Tethering Station for Drones


Ligh-T V.is a ruggedized tethered drone station, offering extended possibilities for police forces, first responders and drone operators requiring a permanent aerial position.

Designed to withstand harsh transport conditions and deployable on any type of terrain, Ligh-T V.can be operational in seconds through its Dual Mode Tether Management.

LIGH-T  V.4  is compatible with a wide range of drones thanks to its unique range of hot-swappable air modules.

Approved for Major Events Security
With the first version released back in 2015, Ligh-T has been widely deployed by police forces, public safety, private security and industries in over 50 countries, and was selected by for various major events such as the Superbowl 2019 held in Atlanta with CNN or Trinidad Carnival 2019 known as the biggest carnival in Caribbean.

With its experience and its large tethered drone customer base in more than 50 countries, Elistair proved itself capable of providing drones users with mission-critical and game-changing technology. Keeping up with its goals of flexibility, robustness and mobility, the Ligh-T V4 sees itself endowed with new features designed to facilitate operators’ workflow.

New Dual Mode Tether Management System Option
The French company released the V1 for the first time back in 2015. The V4, with its 70 meters (230 ft) long micro-tether, provides unlimited power to a wide range of drones thanks to Plug and Fly Air modules, such as DJI’s M200 V2, M200 V1, Inspire 1 and 2, or the Yuneec H920. Unlimited data transfer is possible through its 10.5 g/m (0.11 oz/ft) micro-tether.

The micro-tether is also equipped with a new Dual Mode Tether Management system (DMTM), enabling smart motorized control of the micro-tether tension while allowing the user to manually wind and unwind, in case of power outage for instance. Housed in a rugged cased with an open and accessible interface, the system is easily transportable, optimized for easy maintenance and fully protected from the elements, allowing it to be deployed quickly in the most demanding and challenging conditions.

Ready To Use & Rugged
It is the perfect plug-and-fly tool to have to ensure fast and safe surveillance, defense, public and private safety, incidents/natural disasters assessment and pop up telecommunication missions.

The smart system is completed by the T-Monitor application that allows a full monitoring of the drone tether station’s state during each flight.

The Ligh-T V4 has been thought, designed, manufactured and tested to meet the needs of operators seeking a modulable, ready to use and rugged tool.

Automated Motorisation

Ligh-T v.4 winch is now powered with a compact engine for secured  tether unwinding

Mechanical Handle

For enhanced availability, your tethered system can be wound or unwound manually


Improved operational management through flight data recording

Understanding of equipment usage, display of flight statistics through detailed flight data

Overview of the tethered station and onboard battery status to monitor drone performance and ensure optimal operations

DJI Matrice 200 V.2

DJI Matrice 200

DJI Inspire 1

DJI Inspire 2

DJI S900

DJI Matrice 100

Yuneec H920

Acecore Zoe

Ligh-T is a powerful tool, enabling drone operators to widen their perspectives by bringing unlimited autonomy, safety and real-time high resolution data transfer.

The solution gives access to a wide range of high value applications:

  • Surveillance: events, forest fire management, harbors, anti-poaching
  • Pop-up Telecommunications
  • Traffic Management
  • Industrial Inspection: Oil & Gas installations, energy utilities, civil engineering structures
  • Air quality monitoring
  • TV Broadcast : Persistent aerial Lives on sporting events, concerts and shows
  • Anti-drone systems (drone detectors or jamming systems)
  • Impact and Battle Damage Assessment (Fall of shot monitoring for artillery units)

Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing Elistair products in the UAE
[email protected]

NEWS: Airscope is pleased to announce we are now officially working to promote Elistair Products in the region.

Elistair and Airscope will be at IDEX from 17th to 21st February 2019