Company to discuss Kestrel and other successful persistent surveillance programs at AUVSI Unmanned Systems conference, Washington D.C., August 15

Fairfax, Va., Aug. 12, 2013 — Logos Technologies announced that its Kestrel wide-area persistent surveillance system has achieved 60,000 hours of successful operation in Afghanistan. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) manages the program.

Deployed on forward operating bases in Afghanistan since March 2012, Kestrel is the only 360-degree persistent surveillance system for aerostats (tethered blimps) capable of scanning a large area at once, 24 hours a day. This unique capability offers operators the advantages of heightened situational awareness, increased threat detection and real-time tracking capability.

“Kestrel has been a truly game-changing technology for our deployed warfighters,” said Dr. John Marion, executive vice president of Logos Technologies. “Through every hour of its operation, Kestrel has contributed to the safety of our fighting forces. In even the most challenging conditions, the system has proven itself to be a reliable and effective tool for the U.S. military.”

During its 60,000 operational hours, Kestrel has provided overwatch surveillance for a dozen U.S. forward operating bases. The system’s analysis capability has provided analysts a tool with which they can trace threats continuously over multiple days, across vast expanses of territory.

Dr. Marion will discuss the continued improvement of the Kestrel system as well as other innovations in the field of persistent surveillance at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2013 conference, August 15 in Washington, D.C. As part of the panel session “Airborne ISR: The Prize is in the Payload,” Dr. Marion will join other industry leaders to exchange ideas about the future of airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). For more information on this panel, please visit

To learn more about Logos Technologies and Kestrel, please visit booth #2229 at AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2013.

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