Monday, October 27, 2014

Base expands aerostat program

Drone Aviation Corp., of Jacksonville, Fla., recently said it was hired to expand the capabilities of the state-of-the-art balloon it provided to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., earlier this year. The aerostat systems can be fitted with cameras, communications equipment, sensors and other information-gathering systems. At Eglin, they're used to gather information about a weapons or munitions test. The Army has had multiple contracts with the company, but Eglin's is the only current Air Force contract. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 10/26/14)