DDIS tethered aerostats are used to monitor waterways and coastlines for long-duration maritime surveillance operations. With our equipment, we can provide aerial “eye-in-the-sky” monitoring from heights between 10’-1500’. These mobile platforms can be rapidly deployed and can stay aloft for an extended duration over any body of water.
Our technology allows for rapid identification and classification of possible threats, while increasing efficiency and surveillance coverage area, especially in areas with little to no infrastructure.
DDIS’s proprietary launch vehicles and staff can deploy multiple aerostats together to monitor large areas, such as harbors.
Using laser and GPS devices to locate the balloon’s position, DDIS can accurately position aerostats to monitor highly trafficked areas and flow patterns, while the Command and Control trailer staff can monitor live footage from a safe remote location.
DDIS Aerostats provide a mobile surveillance system that can monitor from higher altitudes and more difficult terrains than other types of permanent or semi-permanent structures. This is especially sucessful when dealing with maritime locations.
Furthermore, DDIS’ proprietary deployment trailer allows up to 3 video down-linked aerostats to be launched sequentially and monitored.
DDIS Aerostat balloon platforms are capable of carrying high-tech cameras, and numerous other data-gathering devices, such as Radar, Multi-Spectral Camera Array (oil spill detection), Gunshot Detection and Location Systems, HD Video and Photographic Equipment, Infrared FLIR camera, Radio Transceiver, Communications Repeater, FAA Lights, Radiation Detection Equipment, and air pollution and plume sensors.