Persistent Surveillance System

A persistent surveillance system (PSS) launches from Forward Operating Base Khilegay, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2010. The PSS consists of an aerostat, also called a blimp, and mounted camera equipment capable of high-resolution imagery and high-quality video that provides instant situational awareness throughout the region. (DoD photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Matthew J. Thomas, U.S. Navy/Released)

A persistent surveillance system (PSS) launches from Forward Operating Base Khilegay, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2010. The PSS consists of an aerostat, also called a blimp, and mounted camera equipment capable of high-resolution imagery and high-quality video that provides instant situational awareness throughout the region. (DoD photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Matthew J. Thomas, U.S. Navy/Released)

Note the German personnel watching the launch.

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  1. Aerostats have been used for counter-narcotics tracking on the US coast for over 2 decades. Talk to the USCG if you are curious…

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