Kestrel Block II – Aerostat-Based Wide-Area Motion Imagery System

April 21, 2021
Kestrel Block II (KBII) provides 360-degree day/night (24/7) aerostat-based wide-area motion imagery in under 85 lbs. KBII provides non-stop surveillance coverage for up to 30 days.

Mounted on an aerostat, the KBII system detects and tracks all vehicles and dismounts moving over a 100 sq km area—and thanks to its aerostat platform, it can do so 24 hours a day, for weeks at a time. In addition, KBII records everything occurring within its 360-degree field of view for real-time forensic analysis.

Kestrel’s features include:

•  Unlimited pan and digital zoom within entire field of view

•  Ability to cue high-resolution full-motion video cameras for target identification

•  Motion imagery tagged, indexed, and archived for up to 30 days

•  Ruggedized system for easy operation and maintenance

•  Streaming video windows to support multiple sensor operators at once

•  User-defined “watchboxes” to provided sensor operators automated detection alerts 

Kestrel’s long endurance and 30-day recording capability make it an excellent choice for:

•  Base protection

•  Force protection

•  Patrol/route reconnaissance and overwatch

•  Border security

•  Logistical hub protection

•  Counter-smuggling missions

•  Counter-terrorism security

•  Pattern-of-life analysis

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