Israeli surveillance balloon guarding climate change summit in Paris.
(photo credit: RT LTA SYSTEMS LTD.)
An Israeli-made surveillance balloon is being used by the Paris municipal police to help guard the global climate change summit that is currently underway in Paris.
Yavne-based company RT LTA's SkyStart 180 aerostat is in the air over the French capital, providing mid-range surveillance and public security services to French police, which leased the balloon from RT and the French company Group SSI.
The balloon can operate continuously for up to 72 hours, and can reach an altitude of up to a thousand 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.