Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
Satellogic Announces Enhanced Operations in Australia to Serve the APAC Region
NEW YORK - Satellogic Inc. (NASDAQ: SATL), a leader in...
Axon and Skydio Announce New Integration of Skydio Autonomous Drones with Axon Respond for Public Safety
This partnership will streamline evidence management and enable real-time...
Cadcorp launches new hosted Data Service
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software company Cadcorp has updated...
Unique Integration of UltraCam Eagle and LiDAR Scanner by 95West
Graz, Austria • May 24, 2022: 95West Aerial Mapping...
Woolpert Selected by Pacific Community (SPC) for Topo-Bathy Lidar, Aerial Imagery in Vanuatu
The data and imagery will enable the island nation...

Equipped with radar and cameras for use by U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq to monitor insurgents, a surveillance blimp, shown here in Texas, will be tested along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The U.S. military is partnering with border-patrol officials in an initiative that could bring dozens of surveillance blimps from the battlefields of Afghanistan to the U.S. border with Mexico.

In south Texas, the military and border officials are trying a 72-foot-long blimp made by TCOM LP, Columbia, Md. The blimp, which includes a battlefield sensor, is tethered to the ground by a cable that provides a communications link. The test will expand to include another blimp equipped with different sensors.

In the spring of 2012, border officials tested another blimp that was fitted with a battlefield camera known as Kestrel, a system created by Logos Technologies Inc., Fairfax, Va. The camera can continuously monitor a city-sized area of land for days at a time. According to John Marion, director of the company’s persistent-surveillance division, such cameras have been credited with helping U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan pinpoint insurgent attackers and avoid hidden bombs.

Image courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

Read the full story.

Comments are closed.