Morgan City Tethered Aerostat-Borne Radar System (TARS) Site, Louisiana

A growing network of inflated static aircraft (aerostats) that are raised aloft and cabled in place (tethered), for use as radar stations along the USA/Mexico border. Operated by the Air Force and the US Customs service, TARS' primary mission is to detect small aircraft entering into the country from the south. The system currently employs around eight of the unmanned Aerostats.