Sunday, October 28, 2007

Remotely piloted airship vehicle for surveillance to protect US forces

Blackwater's newest innovation is a remotely piloted airship vehicle (RPAV) to fly high and quiet surveillance and communications missions while leaving almost no carbon footprint.
"The Blackwater Airships team completed design work at the end of 2006 and is now building the Polar 400 airship. This highly capable RPAV will provide a platform ready to accomodate a wide variety of state-of-the-art surveillance, communications and detection equipment that can record and store events and downlink them in real-time to ground operators," the company says on its website. "The make-up of the mission payload of up to 400 lbs will be determined by customer requirements -- whether for combat areas, port or border security, or coastal patrol."

1 comment:

Eric F said...

I am an undergraduate student at Syracuse University who is studying the U.S. media’s seeming bias towards Blackwater and other private security corporations. I want to hear from someone who has a different perspective on the corporation and hear their side of the story rather than be misled by the mass media.

If you would not mind answering a few questions I also sent out to Blackwater, please email me back at