SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
ACSG Corp, a private sector company has begun research and development to develop low-cost aerostats, which is an inflatable balloons to strengthen the air defence environment in the country.
Major Vijay (retd.), spokesperson ACSG said that “We are studying existing deployments and exploring innovative add-ons to make surveillance more effective through aerostats. For border security applications, we are looking at elevated-awareness aerostats capable of persistent surveillance solutions with unique advantages over traditional ground-based radar and onboard surveillance systems”.
Aerostats are used as a platform to house high-resolution sensors for applications such as aerial surveillance, regional atmospheric data collection and balloon-barrage system. Depending on the payload, range of surveillance, and operational time, these aerostats can be launched to a nominal altitude of 300m to 4600 m from sea level.
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