HoverMast for Defense applications features exceptional size-to-payload ratio and is operated from a variety of small vehicles or marine vessels. Hovering over its host vehicle, it receives and transmits VISINT, ELINT and COMINT even while in motion, and supports stable real-time ISR in virtually all weather and light conditions. The HoverMast platforms are completely autonomous, rising up to 150m within seconds, and secured by a cable providing an unlimited power supply and wideband data link. The HoverMast is immediately available for operation virtually anywhere and in any mission type. The HoverMast’s autonomous operation enables the operator to focus on the mission’s success. At the push of a button, the aerial platform automatically rises to the designated height, immediately beginning ISR activity. Its operation is hands-free, alerting the operator on substantial issues only, in which case the system lands automatically.