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Airshow China: Domestic aerostats aloft in Zhuhai

12th November 2014 - 14:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Zhuhai


A sizeable aerostat that has already been deployed on internal security operations was displayed by the East China Research Institute of Electronic Engineering (ECRIEE) at Airshow China.

This division of the state-owned China Electronics Technology Corporation (CETC) calls its product range the Vehicular Tethered Aerostat System. 

There are four sizes available, ranging from 120m³ to 8,000m³, with the second largest type (1,600m³) on display in Zhuhai. The latter takes five hours to inflate and it can operate at a maximum altitude of 1,000m for up to 20 days. The mooring station consists of a trailer unit towed by a

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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