Turkish military to protect borders with ‘mini zeppelin’
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
AA photoThe Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is planning to upgrade its border security with unmanned bubbled surveillance systems dubbed “mini zeppelins.”
Developed by the country’s leading defense manufacturer ASELSAN, the surveillance system enables immobile facilities such as small units and posts to monitor local security and give early warnings. The system will also be used for maintaining the security of border posts.
Coming in two different models, the surveillance system can convey images over a 360-degree area in real-time to the control station, with day and night cameras.
The system will also be able to withstand light weapon fire and high winds.
The water drop model of the camera, which is 16 meters in length and has a capacity of 180 cubic meters, can climb to an altitude of 1,000 meters. The spherical model of the camera, with a capacity of 35 cubic meters, can climb to 500 meters.
The army has already begun to test the water drop model at border posts.
Currently under development, the system has already carried out a total of 400 hours of duty, particularly across the border.