Israeli surveillance balloon guarding climate change summit in Paris

The balloon is being utilized by French police; can operate continuously for up to 72 hours and reach an altitude of up to one thousand feet.

December 1, 2015 09:44
Israeli surveillance balloon guarding climate change summit in Paris, Nov 2015

Israeli surveillance balloon guarding climate change summit in Paris. (photo credit: RT LTA SYSTEMS LTD.)


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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.

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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.

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