Mistral-RT1000, an Aerostat based Tactical Aerial Surveillance System is a small sized, highly mobile aerostat suitable for tactical surveillance applications for public safety, police and military. By providing an elevated platform, well above the field of operation, the system offers an indispensable, dominating view of the scene below.The system is based on a towable trailer and consists of a stabilized day/night electro-optical payload suspended from a helium filled aerostat that is tethered to a ground system, and a Portable Ground Control Station (PGCS).
Mistral-RT1000 enables continuous day and night surveillance operations from an altitude of up to 1000 feet providing high quality video coverage or ELINT operations; utilizing gyro stabilized high-resolution cameras or tactical payloads. The system is highly mobile and rapidly deployable. The Mistral-RT 1000 is ideal for military as well as civilian duties thanks to its constant, 360°, 24/7, presence above a protected area, providing high quality surveillance and automatic scanning.