The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has been using an observation balloon manufactured by RT combined with Controp Precision Technologies's aerial gyro-stabilized electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera payloads for high-resolution image-based intelligence gathering and automated tracking of mobile and stationary targets on the country's border.
The system uses EO/IR systems to provide direct footage to the IDF's forces in the field, allowing them to gain control over potential threats.
Different variants of this observation system have been reportedly used by the IDF in the West Bank, the Gaza border area, Lebanon, and the Sinai.
The system is designed to collect high resolution, image-based intelligence to assist ground troops in the field during operations.
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