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420K tethered aerostat

Country of Origin: USA


The 420K tethered aerostat is used as the baseline aerostat system deployed on the southern border of the United States, the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS). As part of the TARS network, the 420K provides a 24-hour on-station operating capability to watch borders, coastlines and point defense sites.

In addition to providing low-level radar surveillance in support of federal law-enforcement agencies, particularly the Border Patrol and U.S. drug interdiction programs, the...

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