Mexico police buy Israeli air surveillance systems

Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:45am EST

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JERUSALEM Feb 16 (Reuters) - Israeli firm Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd. said on Monday it had won $22 million in contracts to supply Mexico's federal police with airborne surveillance systems.

Products sold include the Skystar 300, a blimp with onboard cameras offering 24-hour monitoring of surroundings, and the Orbiter, a miniature unmanned spy plane, Aeronautics said in a statement.

Israel uses blimps and drones over the neighbouring, Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. (Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Alison Williams)