Elistair awarded framework contract with French DGA Directorate General for Armament to reinforce surveillance of test centers


Elistair, a French company specializing in the tethered drone industry, has been awarded a framework agreement by the DGA (French Directorate-General for Armament) for the supply of Orion 2 tethered UAVs.
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The tethered drones will significantly extend the current scope of surveillance, with detection capacities now covering a 10-km radius, even in poor weather conditions. (Picture source: Elistair)


The DGA EM (DGA Missile Test Unit), a reference center in Europe for missile flight tests, has chosen the Orion 2 tethered UAV to reinforce its surveillance and observation system for the test areas. The contract was awarded to meet the requirements of DGA EM's Landes and Mediterranean sites, and the Mediterranean and Aquitaine flight test sites of DGA EV (DGA Flight Tests).

During the tests which can last up to several hours, the Orion 2's mission will be to secure the impact zone and collect images needed for analyzing land, air and coastal operations. The tethered drones will significantly extend the current scope of surveillance, with detection capacities now covering a 10-km radius, even in poor weather conditions.

Designed for persistent flights, the Orion 2 is an automated smart tethered drone capable of flying at a height of 100m for 24 hours. Its tether secures data transfer and protects against jamming and interference. The Orion 2 has successfully passed the DGA's Information Systems Security (ISS) certification tests.

Elistair CEO Guilhem de Marliave said: "This new contract is a major milestone for Elistair, and we are proud of the DGA's renewed confidence in our company and our solutions. The Orion 2 was selected and approved after extensive work by our teams on ISS (Information Systems Security)hardening, and this new success boosts its positioning as a reference for tactical UAV’sused for perimeter protection".

About Elistair

Elistair, co-founded by Guilhem de Marliave and Timothée Penet in 2014, with branches in Lyon, Boston and Abidjan, designs and manufactures tethered drone solutions for tactical observation and civil protection missions. Elistair products are used by armed forces, law enforcement, civil security and private security in over 70 countries.


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The Orion 2 in vehicle-mounted configuration (Picture source: Elistair)


 

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