May 2017
Sky Sapience Achieves ENAC Certification for its Enterprise HoverMast Series

HoverMast is Operated by Eagle Keeper in Europe

Yokneam, Israel – Sky Sapience, the only provider of field proven tethered hovering solutions, has obtained ENAC certification for its Enterprise-oriented HoverMast series. This is the first ENAC certification issued to Sky Sapience in Italy and Europe.

ENAC, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority, established in 1997, is committed to managing technical regulation, surveillance and the control in the civil aviation field. ENAC handles the diverse regulatory aspects of air transport system and performs monitoring functions related to the enforcement of the adopted rules regulating administrative and economic issues.

The HoverMast system in Europe is operated and managed by Eagle Keeper, which is dedicated to the fight against insurance fraud, supporting Insurance Companies in the management of the delicate and complex process of anti-fraud. The company works throughout Italy and internationally, in all areas of the insurance business, supporting the Authorities and the Public Offices across Italy in complex investigations of great interest to the Community.

The enterprise HoverMast series was designed to accommodate a variety of enterprise challenges, including perimeter control, event management, communication and cellular applications for strategic facilities, oil & gas pipelines and rigs, traffic control, emergency response, firefighting, mines, monitoring of nature reserves, disaster areas and mass events.

“Our new ENAC certification opens new horizons for us in Europe,” said Gabriel Shachor, CEO and Founder, Sky Sapience. “I am excited at the prospects and potential of this milestone, which will allow us to bring the revolution of tethered hovering platforms, providing boundless intelligence and communications, to the shores of Europe. Furthermore, the HoverMast’s operation by the renowned Eagle Keeper ensures that its performance will be optimized to bring the most value to the enterprises that use it.”

About Sky Sapience

Sky Sapience is the only provider of tethered mobile hovering platforms which are field proven worldwide. The company was founded on vast military, business, and engineering experience. Its dedicated team members are experts in the fields of aeronautics, robotics, computer programming, electronics, and business management.

The company's flagship product series, the HoverMast tethered hovering platform, offers an exceptional size-to-payload ratio, visibility, durability and stability in all weather and light conditions. The HoverMast serves leading organizations in military and HLS settings, as well as in enterprise and commercial environments worldwide.

For more information please contact:

Limor Barak
VP Marketing, Sky Sapience
Tel: +972-4-9591777
[email protected]
www.Sky Sapience.com

HoverMast is Operated by Eagle Keeper in Europe

Yokneam, Israel – Sky Sapience, the only provider of field proven tethered hovering solutions, has obtained ENAC certification for its Enterprise-oriented HoverMast series. This is the first ENAC certification issued to Sky

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March 2017
SkySapience Enhances HoverMast Capabilities to Provide a Boundless Bird’s Eye View

Yokneam, Israel – Sky Sapience, the only provider of field proven tethered hovering solutions, has enhanced the HoverMast series capabilities, resulting in a more powerful platform with minimal noise levels, carrying heavier payloads up to 18 kg.

HoverMast is a unique surveillance and observation system providing intelligence and communication for both military and enterprise applications, supporting critical enterprise protection, special police units, border or perimeter control, surveillance and reconnaissance ISR missions in land and maritime environments.

The system entered operational use with the Israel Defense Forces soon after completing development in 2013. In 2015 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) joined Sky Sapience in order to integrate the system within the comprehensive ISR solutions IAI offers to its military and homeland security customers.

Designed as a hybrid system combining an unmanned aerial system (UAS) and tethered platform, HoverMast integrates the sophisticated autonomy and control of a UAS with the endurance, robustness and safety of tethered aerostat systems.

Secured to the ground (or a vehicle) by a tethered cable that uplinks power, command and control and downlinks the sensor video streams and metadata, HoverMast has infinite power to maintain unlimited mission endurance, hovering at heights up to 150m above ground. A naval spinoff has also been demonstrated, providing an elevated sensor capability to small boats.

The platform is designed to haul extensive payloads up to 18 kg. The primary sensor uses advanced, lightweight multi-sensor EO devices to detect a person from miles away even in the dark. Other sensors support different aspects of intelligence collection and support, including laser rangefinder, ground surveillance radar, communications relay, cellular base station, electronic or acoustic sensors and more.

HoverMast operates as a fully automatic system, using four rotors managing lift, attitude, height and orientation. The platform can rise within seconds to an altitude of 150 meters above ground, to provide 360⁰ over-the-hill, across-the-crowd vision. Operated by a single person, the system is self-contained in a compact container that can be installed on a pickup truck or tactical vehicle, armored vehicles, or an unmanned platform. Using a self-contained system and automatic operation means the logistical footprint is reduced dramatically  compared to UAVs or aerostat based systems.

The system’s operation is simple and intuitive. Lifting and retracting is done by a flip of a switch. The vehicle constantly monitors its position, altitude and operating status and issues alerts to the operator upon excessive wind velocity, power loss, malfunction, or any issue requiring retraction; it will retract automatically if necessary. Unlike mast-mounted payloads that must be flushed to vertical position, the system can also deploy from a slope of up to 20 degrees.

A key advantage of HoverMast is its ability to operate in civilian airspace, such as in cities and sensitive areas where operations of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are restricted or forbidden. Since HoverMast is not classified as an aerial vehicle, its operation is not limited by airspace regulations.

About Sky Sapience

Sky Sapience is the only provider of tethered mobile hovering platforms which are field proven worldwide. The company was founded on vast military, business, and engineering experience. Its dedicated team members are experts in the fields of aeronautics, robotics, computer programming, electronics, and business management.

The company's flagship product series, the HoverMast tethered hovering platform, offers an exceptional size-to-payload ratio, visibility, durability and stability in all weather and light conditions. The HoverMast serves leading organizations in military and HLS settings, as well as in enterprise and commercial environments worldwide.

For more information please contact:

Limor Barak
VP Marketing, Sky Sapience
Tel: +972-4-9591777
[email protected] Sapience.com
www.Sky Sapience.com

 

Yokneam, Israel – Sky Sapience, the only provider of field proven tethered hovering solutions, has enhanced the HoverMast series capabilities, resulting in a more powerful platform with minimal noise levels, carrying heavier payloads up to 18 kg.

HoverMast is a unique surveillance and

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January 2017
Sky Sapience Launches New Airborne Intelligence Solutions for the Enterprise Market

Sky Sapience Launches New Airborne Intelligence Solutions for the Enterprise Market

HoverMast’s Unique Tethered Hovering Platforms Ensure Boundless Intelligence and Communication for Maximum Performance in any Enterprise Task

Yokneam, Israel – Sky Sapience Ltd., the pioneer and sole provider of tethered, hovering platforms has released a new HoverMast product line, comprising tethered, hovering solutions tailored to enterprise needs.

HoverMast was designed to accommodate a variety of enterprise challenges, including perimeter control, event management, communication and cellular applications for strategic facilities, oil & gas pipelines and rigs, traffic control, emergency response, firefighting, mines, monitoring of nature reserves, disaster areas and mass events.

With its exceptional durability and visibility, HoverMast operates in various weather and light conditions, including snow, heat, dampness, light and dark, and can detect a person from miles away at midnight. Secured by a cable, its infinite power supply allows HoverMast to hover at heights up to 150m for any amount of time.  To provide high-end visual intelligence, HoverMast accommodates a variety of electronic optical inputs, including laser, Infra-Red and radar technology, advanced mobile ad hoc networking and acoustic multi-mission sensor and cellular communication. Supporting this input is HoverMast’s exceptional payload, up to 18 kg.

HoverMast was designed with an extremely simple and friendly user interface requiring minimal technical expertise. The system constantly monitors all inputs and alerts the user when needed.

“We are confident that our enterprise-oriented platforms will prove extremely valuable for the enterprise and commercial markets,” said Gabriel Shachor, CEO and Founder, Sky Sapience. “In crafting the series, we leveraged our deep knowledge of airborne tethered drone technology, accumulated from the success of our defense-related product series used by governments and military entities. HoverMast’s combination of excellent surveillance and effective communications can facilitate optimal completion of any task.”

As a tethered platform, and unlike drones, HoverMast is exempt from standard air control regulations requiring various licenses and restrictions on areas of activity. This renders HoverMast immediately available for any task, virtually anywhere, including urban areas in the proximity of buildings.

HoverMast’s technology is the only tethered hovering system that successfully operates worldwide, serving cross-national entities such as the UN and large organizations in the United States, Asia and Israel.

About Sky Sapience

Sky Sapience is the only provider of tethered mobile hovering platforms which are field proven worldwide. The company was founded on vast military, business, and engineering experience. Its dedicated team members are experts in the fields of aeronautics, robotics, computer programming, electronics, and business management.

For more information please contact:

Limor Barak
VP Marketing, Sky Sapience
Tel: +972-4-9591777
[email protected] Sapience.com
www.Sky Sapience.com

 

Sky Sapience Launches New Airborne Intelligence Solutions for the Enterprise Market

HoverMast’s Unique Tethered Hovering Platforms Ensure Boundless Intelligence and Communication for Maximum Performance in any Enterprise Task

Yokneam, Israel – Sky

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October 2016
Sky Sapience to live demonstrate at South Korea Army Festival

Sky Sapience to live demonstrate at South Korea Army Festival

Sky Sapience to live demonstrate at South Korea Army Festival

June 2016
Sky Sapience at Eurosatory with IAI and Rheinmetall Defence

Sky Sapience at Eurosatory with IAI and Rheinmetall Defence

Sky Sapience at Eurosatory with IAI and Rheinmetall Defence

May 2016
HoverMast Live demonstration at Polish Army Exhibition in Bydgoszcz

HoverMast Live demonstration at Polish Army Exhibition in Bydgoszcz

HoverMast Live demonstration at Polish Army Exhibition in Bydgoszcz

March 2016
Sky Sapience and Rheinmetall Defence partner on tethered hovering solutions

Sky Sapience and Rheinmetall Defence partner on tethered hovering solutions

Sky Sapience and Rheinmetall Defence partner on tethered hovering solutions

October 2015
I-HLS TV Interview
June 2015
Sky Sapience is pleased to announce that it will participate in the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, Paris 15-21 June, 2015.

Join us at the IAI pavilion at the Paris Air Show where we will be exhibiting our HoverMast, mobile, tethered hovering platform and discover why the HoverMast is ideal for your next ISR mission. 

Join us at the IAI pavilion at the Paris Air Show where we will be exhibiting our HoverMast, mobile, tethered hovering platform and discover why the HoverMast is ideal for your next ISR mission. 

May 2015
Sky Sapience Exhibited with IAI at AUVSI 2015

Sky Sapience recently exhibited its HoverLite, mobile, tethered hovering platform at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems exhibition at the IAI stand in Atlanta, GA, USA.

At the show, the two companies took the opportunity to announce their new international partnership which will encompass the development, production and marketing of tethered hovering systems. Read more about the IAI-Sky Sapience agreement.

The exhibition was a great success for Sky Sapience. The HoverLite system was warmly welcomed as a completely unique solution; not only for the military and homeland security markets, but for the civilian and commercial markets as well.

Sky Sapience recently exhibited its HoverLite, mobile, tethered hovering platform at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems exhibition at the IAI stand in Atlanta, GA, USA.

At the show, the two companies took the opportunity to announce their new international partnership which will encompass the

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June 2014
June 2014 - Sky Sapience's International Debut at Eurosatory

Sky Sapience recently participated in the Eurosatory 2014 International Defense and Security Exhibition in Paris, France.
 
Marking its first international public appearance, the company's HoverMast-100, mobile, tethered, hovering platform attracted the interest of thousands of visitors from around the globe.  The show was a great success for Sky Sapience, providing vital exposure and generating what we hope to be many long-term, professional relationships.
 
As the only system of its kind to be exhibited, the HoverMast appealed to many visitors with its unique capabilities such as stable, autonomous operation from small vehicles for a myriad of border control, military and security applications.

 

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Sky Sapience recently participated in the Eurosatory 2014 International Defense and Security Exhibition in Paris, France.
 
Marking its first international public appearance, the company's HoverMast-100, mobile, tethered, hovering platform attracted the interest of thousands of

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June 2014
Eurosatory 2014 hailed as great success for Sky Sapience

Sky Sapience recently participated in the Eurosatory 2014 International Defense and Security Exhibition in Paris, France.
 
Marking its first international public appearance, the company's HoverMast-100, mobile, tethered, hovering platform attracted the interest of thousands of visitors from around the globe.  The show was a great success for Sky Sapience, providing vital exposure and generating what we hope to be many long-term, professional relationships.
 
As the only system of its kind to be exhibited, the HoverMast appealed to many visitors with its unique capabilities such as stable, autonomous operation from small vehicles for a myriad of border control, military and security applications.

Sky Sapience recently participated in the Eurosatory 2014 International Defense and Security Exhibition in Paris, France.
 
Marking its first international public appearance, the company's HoverMast-100, mobile, tethered, hovering platform attracted the interest of thousands of

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November 2013
Successful live demonstration of the Hovermast-100 at AUS&R

Successful live demonstration of the Hovermast-100 at AUS&R

 

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Successful live demonstration of the Hovermast-100 at AUS&R

 

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October 2013
Successful live demonstration of the HoverMast-100 at AUS&R Conference

Sky Sapience conducted a live outdoor display of the HoverMast's many capabilities at the AUS&R (Autonomous Unmanned Systems & Robotics) Convention and Expo in Rishon LeZion. The demonstration included the effortless deployment and autonomous operation of the HoverMast-100 from a moving 4X4 pick-up, as well as the relay of stabilized, live video images and target coordinates via a Controp payload mounted on the HoverMast's aerial platform.  Observers commented on the effectiveness of the HoverMast system and noted the remarkable advantages that it could offer to any mobile force carrying out HLS, military or civilian activities in the field.   

 

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Sky Sapience conducted a live outdoor display of the HoverMast's many capabilities at the AUS&R (Autonomous Unmanned Systems & Robotics) Convention and Expo in Rishon LeZion. The demonstration included the effortless deployment and autonomous operation of the HoverMast-100 from a moving

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October 2013
Sky Sapience's participation at the UVID 2013

Sky Sapience's participation at the UVID 2013, Unmanned Vehicle conference and exhibition in Tel-Aviv was hailed a success by visitors and company management alike. Many visitors gathered to view the indoor demonstration of the HoverMast and considered it to be the highlight of conference.

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Sky Sapience's participation at the UVID 2013, Unmanned Vehicle conference and exhibition in Tel-Aviv was hailed a success by visitors and company management alike. Many visitors gathered to view the indoor demonstration of the HoverMast and considered it to be the highlight of conference.

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September 2013
HoverMast delivered to IDF

On September 2, 2013, Sky Sapience hosted a festive ceremony during which the company handed over the first HoverMast-100, mobile tethered hovering platform, to the Ground Forces Command of the IDF.  Here are a few snapshots from this momentous occasion.

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On September 2, 2013, Sky Sapience hosted a festive ceremony during which the company handed over the first HoverMast-100, mobile tethered hovering platform, to the Ground Forces Command of the IDF.  Here are a few snapshots from this momentous occasion.

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September 2013
IDF Ground Forces receives HoverMast-100

 IDF Ground Forces receives HoverMast-100

 

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 IDF Ground Forces receives HoverMast-100

 

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June 2013
Sky Sapience in Paris at Eurosatory 2014

Sky Sapience will participate in the Eurosatory International Exhibition of Land Defense and Security, June 16-20, 2014 in Paris, France.

During the show, the company will conduct a  live demonstration of its HoverMast, mobile tethered hovering machine at 10:00 and 15:30 each day at the outdoor demonstration area.  
 
We invite you to visit us in the Israel Pavilion - Hall 6. Stand D591.

Sky Sapience will participate in the Eurosatory International Exhibition of Land Defense and Security, June 16-20, 2014 in Paris, France.

During the show, the company will conduct a  live demonstration of its HoverMast, mobile tethered hovering machine at 10:00 and 15:30 each day at the

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April 2013
Israel Defense News

Sky Sapience to Deliver HoverMast-100 to IDF

IsraelDefense has learned that the IDF will receive the first HoverMast-100 system by Sky Sapience in the coming weeks. The system is intended for deployment by typical soldiers in the field

Sky Sapience to Deliver HoverMast-100 to IDF

IsraelDefense has learned that the IDF will receive the first HoverMast-100 system by Sky Sapience in the coming weeks. The system is intended for deployment by typical soldiers in the field

March 2012
Visitors to AUVSI in Tel-Aviv will see the release of Sky Sapience’s HoverMast

HoverMast, Sky Sapience's Autonomous Hovering Platform Makes Its Debut at AUVSI 2012 in Tel-Aviv

 

February 20, 2012 – Yokneam, Israel. Sky Sapience, an expert in autonomous hovering machine technology, announces the release of the HoverMast, tethered hovering platform specially designed for small vehicles. The HoverMast will be displayed at the upcoming AUVSI conference and exhibition in Tel-Aviv 

 

The HoverMast responds to the need for quick, mobile intelligence gathering. At the click of a button, the system autonomously deploys, rising to heights of up to 50 meters within 10-15 seconds. Secured by a cable, serving as a power supply and wideband data link, the highly stabilized HoverMast combines advanced flight algorithms and innovative materials to provide the highest payload-to-size ratio available today. Weighing only 10 kg, the platform is capable of hosting 9 kg payloads, such as electro-optic sensors, laser designators, radar, and sophisticated COMINT and ELINT systems. Its data link enables the transfer of critical data to selected recipients in real time.

 

The HoverMast is stored in a compact housing unit that can be mounted on any vehicle; small vehicles in particular: cars, pick-up trucks, unmanned ground or surface vehicles (UGV/USV), ATVs, and small naval craft; making the system especially suited for Special Forces, border and port protection, and infantry missions.

 

Since the HoverMast is tethered, it is not bound by standard air control regulations; extremely useful for urban activities: urban warfare and law enforcement, as well as industrial, civilian and homeland security operations.

  

Brig. Gen (Res.) Gabriel Shachor, CEO and Founder of Sky Sapience notes that "Sky Sapience was chosen by MAFAT, the IMOD's research and development agency, as its sole developer of tethered platform technologies. As such, we are confident that the HoverMast will prove invaluable to both military and civilian forces, vastly improving their observation and intelligence capabilities."

  

This ground-breaking aerodynamic achievement will make its first ever public appearance at the AUVSI International Conference and Exhibition in Tel-Aviv next month. "I invite visitors to see the HoverMast and learn how our technology and products will fill the existing gap in today's ISR markets." says Shachor.

  

The HoverMast is due to enter full scale production in Q3 2012.

 

About Sky Sapience

 

Sky Sapience was founded by Brig. Gen (Res.) Gabriel Shachor, Shy Cohen and Ronen Keidar in 2010 and is located in Yokneam, Israel. Its dedicated team members are experts in the fields of aeronautics, robotics, computer programming, electronics, and business management. As its flagship product, the HoverMast, a stabilized tethered platform, leads the way in these technologies, with three other products currently in development. Sky Sapience has strategic partnerships with MAFAT - the IMOD research and development agency and G-NIUS Unmanned Ground Systems Ltd.

 

HoverMast, Sky Sapience's Autonomous Hovering Platform Makes Its Debut at AUVSI 2012 in Tel-Aviv

 

February 20, 2012 – Yokneam, Israel. Sky Sapience, an expert in autonomous hovering machine technology, announces

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January 2012
Sky Sapience and G-NIUS Joint Demostration - Great Success

Sky Sapience and G-NIUS jointly demonstrated for the IMOD. The demonstration took place in G-NIUS facility, allowing full scale demo on top G-NIUS unmanned autonomous vehicle, the Guardium Mark  IITM. The event showed the HoverMast ability to operate from a distance as illustrated in the demonstration movie available under products images and videos tab.

Sky Sapience and G-NIUS jointly demonstrated for the IMOD. The demonstration took place in G-NIUS facility, allowing full scale demo on top G-NIUS unmanned autonomous vehicle, the Guardium Mark  IITM. The event showed the HoverMast ability to operate from a distance as illustrated in the

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