Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platform. There are more than 300 RAID systems are deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Electro-optic infrared, radar, flash and acoustic detectors elevated by tethered aerostats and on 100-ft. telescoping tower systems enable warfighters in forward operating bases to “see” and know what threats and other activities are taking place far beyond the perimeter. This persistent surveillance provides warfighters with significantly increased safety and security.
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