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Hellenic Observer at Simos

Hellenic Observer at Simos 5 August, 2019

The Hellenic Coast Guard will start testing a tethered aerostat for sea surveillance mission, as part of a FRONTEX operation. The system will be providing surveillance of a sea area from the island of Samos. The system is fitted with a radar, thermal camera, AIS (Automatic Identification System) system and can climb up to 1,000 meters from the base station. After successfully completing the testing of its systems, it will be tested on a trial basis from Tuesday 30th of July 2019 for a 28-day period, aiming at the live, uninterrupted surveillance. Through that test, the Hellenic Coast Guard became the first European Union Coast Guard service to use tethered aerostat for the policing of a sea area.

Hellenic Observer at Simos

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