Lighter Than Air Systems Corp. (LTAS), a provider of critical aerial and land-based surveillance and communications solutions to government and commercial customers, has received an order for a Blimp in a Box (BiB) 100 aerostat system for use by a state Department of Transportation.
LTAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of World Surveillance Group Inc. (WSGI), a developer of lighter-than-air aerostats and unmanned aerial systems. WSGI says the BiB 100 is scheduled to be delivered to the customer during the first quarter of this year, after which on-site training and test operations will commence.
According to WSGI, the BiB 100 aerostat system utilizes a high-strength, power tether line to remain connected to an integrated trailer, where secure communications are transmitted. The company adds that the system provides incident awareness and assessment and can be used to monitor illegal activity, identify and monitor traffic patterns, or provide disaster response in a secure manner without the risk of being intercepted or jammed.
WSGI notes that the BiB aerostat system is designed to be used in various applications required by state and local government municipalities, including first responders, police and fire departments.
‘We have been successfully working to expand the markets for our products beyond military applications and are focused on both the commercial and state and local government marketplaces,’ comments WSGI President and CEO Glenn D. Estrella.