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Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS)

Country of Origin: USA


The Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) is a tethered aerostat system equipped with various sensor systems for long-endurance intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communications missions. Attached by a high-strength tether to a mobile mooring system, the PTDS can stay aloft for weeks at a time, carrying different sensors for multiple missions.

The PTDS consists of a 74,000 cu ft (2,100 cu m) tethered balloon, trailer-mounted tether and mooring station and control...

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