Persistent surveillance used to be the sole province of large military formations. After all, they were the only ones capable of fielding fixed-wing, long-endurance drones like the MQ-1 Predator.

Not anymore, though.

Thanks to Zenith Aerotech, now even the smallest military, law enforcement, and humanitarian response unit can put eyes in the sky for hours—and even days—at a stretch.

Zenith Aerotech produces a family of lightweight, rotary-wing tethered aerial vehicles (TAVs) that can carry a wide variety of customizable sensor payloads, including:

  • Electro-optical and infrared cameras,
  • Synthetic aperture radar,
  • Scanning radar,
  • LIDAR, and
  • Laser range finders.

Carried in a Pelican™ case and easy to deploy, the TAV flies at an altitude of 400 feet. It is kept aloft by a Ground Power Unit, which draws energy from available sources (generator, vehicle power systems, etc.).

For more information about Zenith Aerotech and our offering of TAVs (Hexa, Quad 8, and Quadro), please visit