Turkey plans to use airships for border security
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 3
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
The Turkish Armed Forces plan to upgrade its border security with unmanned bubbled surveillance systems dubbed “mini zeppelins,” the Anadolu Agency reported.
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.
The 16-meter long ASELSAN airships can climb to an altitude of 1,000 meters.
Meanwhile, reportedly, the construction of a wall along the Turkish-Syrian border is also being continued in order to prevent illegal crossing.
The 367-kilometer long part of the planned 825-kilometer long wall is ready.
The wall is being built with concrete blocks of a height of three meters in the Turkish border provinces of Ardahan, Kars and Igdir.
The aim of building the wall is the fight against terrorism, smuggling and prevention of illegal border crossing.
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