WASHINGTON — Airstar Aerospace will make its first appearance at the Paris Air Show, debuting its rarely seen tethered surveillance balloon, the Eagle Owl, according to a company announcement.
The France-based company is an industry leader in the design and production of stratospheric balloons, tethered balloons, electric airships and thermal insulation for satellites.
The Eagle Owl is predicted to be a highlight in the 2017 show, showcasing efficient day and night surveillance via optical devices and sensors, target zoom, tracking, and GPS coordinate pointing. The version Airstar Aerospace will deploy this year has never been publicly seen.
Romain Chabert, general manager of Airstar Aerospace, will be making a presentation on the company on June 19, the first day of the air show, which runs through June 25.
Airstar Aerospace will also be announcing a major partnership with a world aerospace industry leader.
“The fact that Airstar Aerospace is now exhibiting at the Paris Air Show is a strong message sent to the aerospace and aeronautical industries,” Chabert said. “People will find in Airstar Aerospace a unique partner, a manufacturer of complex woven fabrics and highly technical tailored films dedicated to the defence, research, telecoms and transport industries.”