The Aeolus platform is a mid-altitude surveillance & monitoring system. The principle behind the Aeolus platform looks at extending the available line of sight. Current monitoring systems fitted to ships can monitor out to 14 Nm. As at that point the curvature of the earth begins to hide objects over the horizon. By increasing the elevation of the monitoring systems the line of sight can be extended resulting in a greater area under surveillance. The Aeolus platform can operate at 300m above the ship which results in an increased visible area of 1,121% compared to existing solutions.