Israeli surveillance balloon guarding Paris climate summit

December 1, 2015 05:40

An Israeli-made surveillance balloon is being used by the Paris municipal police to help guard the global climate change summit currently underway in Paris.

Yavne-based RT LTA System Ltd.’s SkyStart 180 Aerostat is in the air over the French capital, providing mid-range surveillance and public security services to the police, which leased the balloon from RT and the French company Groupe SSI.

The balloon can operate continuously for up to 72 hours, and can reach an altitude of as high as 1,000 feet.

In Paris, the SkyStart 180 is utilizing the TR-Stamp surveillance payload, made by Israeli defense company Controp.

TR-Stamp is electro-optical payload that provides tactical “Over-the-Hill” reconnaissance images.

SkyStart 180 is in continual use by the IDF and Israel Police, and has been leased to several international clients.

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