Linebird's Osprey Non-conductive Payload System (NPS) is a patented tool and method for utilizing lineman tools on live lines.

US & International Utility Patents Pending


With its easy transportability, quick set-up and takedown time, rugged construction, and ability to access live lines from a safe distance, the Linebird Osprey NPS integrates a nonconductive payload system to heavy-lift capable UAVs to bring a variety of tools to live power lines. 

The patented Osprey NPS is proudly assembled in the USA.

Linebird's Osprey NPS with Ohmmeter Adaptation Kit supported by Inspired Flight IF1200A aircraft

Access to live power lines with minimal risk of harm to personnel

Rapid deployment over any terrain

Low overhead cost compared to bucket trucks and helicopters

Perform more live-line work and gather more data than ever before


The Osprey NPS kit with Ohmmeter Adaptation Kit (OAK)


The Osprey NPS with OAK measures transmission connector health and includes:

  • Osprey NPS Airframe
  • Linebird Ohmmeter Adaptation Kit
  • Aerial Ohmmeter with radio receiver
  • Heavy duty field cases
  • Payload drop mechanism
  • Landing pad
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Linebird Payload Drop Kit

  • Robust Payload Release Mechanism: Trust in a durable, reliable payload release system
  • Versatile applications such as Linebird operations, commercial deliveries, line-pulling, recreational fun
  • Quick Installation: Clamps onto standard 12mm cargo rails
  • Precision control via metal gear servo and shielded signal cable, operated via PWM signal
  • Maps to preferred RC button or switch for seamless open/close control
Available Now for $750

The Linebird Phase Cutter featuring the Greenlee Gator Remote Cutter

This payload and tool provides a way to remotely cut damaged power lines after a storm event safely from the air. 

  • Enables faster power restoration to the local grid
  • Guide paddle lines up tool with target wire
  • Remote operation from the ground
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Linebird Grappler Jaw Attachment with Greenlee EK425 Remote Cutter

  • Remove nests atop infrastructure and vegetation
  • Linebird Grappler Jaws can be quickly installed to the EK425 tool and removed in the field 
  • Remote operation to open and close jaws to grasp material 
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Specialized UAS operator training is required for safe and effective use of the Osprey NPS in energized critical infrastructure environments. Linebird offers hybrid training combining documentation with in-person field experience.


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