Kite - Tethered Drone System

An advanced tethered drone system, with an unbreakable power and communication link to the Drone or UAV, over a spool of wire designed for Defense and Homeland Security applications.


Drones are finding tremendous applications in various Defense and Homeland Security applications, however, many of these applications are restricted by their flight duration. The best drones available in the market may have an operational capacity of 60 minutes on a single charge. What if you need a drone solution that can hover for hours!

Introducing Mistral Kite, an advanced tethered drone system, with an unbreakable power and communication link to the Drone or UAV, over a spool of wire. Mistral Kite is an ideal solution for applications that require longer flight time – typically above 45 minutes and a limited operational area. Mistral Kite comes with a tether system that can operate at a height of up to 120m (Height between the Drone and the tethered system).


Mistral Kite comes with a rugged Hexa-rotor drone featuring a high-pressure light-weight carbon fibre body of superior strength. The drone is designed to operate in a high-altitude terrain (up to 3000m above Mean Sea Level). The drone offers unmatched flight stability and supports a payload of up to 3 kg. The tethered drone has a modular architecture and can be launched from confined spaces. The drone can continuously cover surveillance of a large area. The drone features rugged and efficient quick detach arms and undercarriage, making it convenient for storage and easy deployment. It has a take-off weight of up to 24kg at mean sea level. The drone has built-in status monitoring, health checks, and fail-safe process to augment the operational capabilities.

 Tether System

The 120m tether system of Mistral Kite can be connected to raw power (220V/15A) or a Generator to supply continuous power to the drone and its payloads. The system includes an industrial/military grade high-power UPS, to ensure power back up in the event of an unexpected failure in primary power sources. The Kite comes with smart power management and an automatic tether winding mechanism. The integrated global navigation satellite system (GNSS) enables the ground station to maintain the flying ceiling and position of the drone even in harsh weather conditions.

Mistral Kite is an ideal platform for Military ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance). Some of the advantages of Mistral Kite are it offers situational awareness through continuous surveillance, secured data communication through fibre optic drone tether, Ultra-high-resolution data transfer, quickly establish temporary long-range communication networks for cellular, radio, and broadband internet transmissions and can be equipped with a variety of mission-specific payloads like infrared and high-definition video cameras for real-time streaming, radio repeaters, and environmental sensors.


  • Vehicle Empty Weight: <20kg
  • Maximum Payload: 3kg
  • Wind Resistance: 36km/h
  • Vehicle Type: Hexa-rotor
  • Dimension: 1620mm wheelbase
  • Battery: Li-Polymer/Tethered
  • Max Launch Altitude: 3000m AMSL
  • Military Grade Tether System Chassis
  • Light wire spool: 120m
  • Power: 3500W
  • Tether System Weight: 30kg
  • Tether System Size: 50 x 40 x 35 cm
  • Cable Weight: 1.8kg
  • Output Voltage of Air Unit: 12V
  • Voltage Input: 220Vac @ 50Hz