LEAP is the only tethered UAV system that has been proven in mission critical, customer deployments across the country.
August - USaS's LEAP v2 deployed to aid relief efforts after the Maui wildfires.
May - USaS successfully completes customer acceptance of its Codan land mobile radio repeater for the LEAP Solo II system.
March - USaS introduces it new land mobile radio (LMR) 8W repeater
February - LEAP deployed by two major communications network providers at the 2023 Super Bowl
August - USaS delivers the first LEAP system to T-Mobile Emergency Services for use in network redundancy and augmentation.
July - USaS introduces LEAP V2 - USaS's lighter, more powerful, quicker to deploy tethered UAV system.
June - AT&T uses LEAP to demonstrate the first 5G transmission from a tethered drone.
April - USaS, in partnership with Trip Wireless delivers a LEAP system to Charter Communications.
November - USaS and US Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection deploy LEAP in the El Paso border sector with combined ISR and tactical radio payloads.
November - USaS demonstrates the first deployment of a digital antenna system (DAS) payload on a tethered UAV to provide carrier agnostic LTE communications.
May - USaS delivers it first LEAP XCountry, an untethered, gas/electric hybrid UAV that can carry 10+ lbs. payloads for 80+ miles or up to 2 hours for BVLOS operations, to AT&T.
May - USaS mesh networks LEAP systems more than 7 miles apart to deliver tactical radio communications and ISR capabilities to US Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection.
April - USaS and AT&T demonstrate the use of LEAP to control a robot dog using LTE.
March - USaS delivers expanded tactical radio connectivity and ISR capabilities using a Trillium HD50 camera and Persistent Systems MPU5 Smart Radio mounted on a LEAP. UAV control accomplished over the tether (i.e., no RF) and radio and video available on handheld devices and TAK devices.
March - USaS successfully mounts, tests, and flies an RF signal detector on an untethered UAV for AT&T.
September - USaS trains the next group of US Customs and Border Protection agents in the operation of LEAP with a combined ISR and tactical radio payload.
August - Two LEAP systems mesh networked 10 miles apart used by AT&T to relay target sensing data to a command center in in the ABMS "Onramp" exercise conducted by U.S. Air Force, U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Space Force.
https://www.afgsc.af.mil/News/Videos/videoid/772734/dvpcc/false/#DVIDSVideoPlayer47961 (LEAP visible at :37 and 1:16)
September – LEAP successfully used to provide First Responders with mobile communications in a remote region in Northern California for a Search and Rescue training exercises.
March – LEAP used to provide augmented phone, internet and data service to thousands of parade goers at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Louis, MO.
January – LEAP successfully tested as a way to provide mobile phone coverage to a remote part of one of the world’s largest military bases.
October – LEAP deployed by AT&T to Mexico Beach, FL to deliver mobile phone, internet and data service to thousands of victims and first responders following Hurricane Michael.
September – LEAP partners with the New York State Department of Homeland Security to demonstrate high bandwidth video and LMR communications off the same UAV.
June – LEAP used to provide enhanced WiFi signals to scorers at a professional golf tournament.
May – LEAP used by AT&T o provide victims and first responders with phone, internet and data service in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence.
February – USaS used by one of the world’s largest defense contractors to test a classified counter-drone system requiring high power, security and very fast data rates.
Oct / Nov 2017 – AT&T's first official deployment of LEAP in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, this is the first ever use of a tethered UAV to deliver wireless phone, internet and data service to consumers.
February - USaS and AT&T test the prototype of the LEAP system, providing the first ever use of a tethered drone system to broadcast and receive LTE signals.