RT Aerostat Systems has presented a live demonstration of the SkyStar 110 micro-tactical aerostat system for the first time in the USA
RT Aerostat Systems Inc., the American subsidiary (100%) of the Israeli aerostat company RT LTA, has completed a successful two days demonstration of the company’s leading aerostats at the company’s local training
facility in Texas, USA.
In front of representatives from 23 different American agencies and organizations, including the U.S. Congress, U.S. federal agencies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Homeland Security Forces, disaster management forces and the Texas police, the company presented its newest micro platform, the patented SkyStar 110 micro-tactical aerostat system, as well as the well-known SkyStar 180 small tactical aerostat. The two aerostat systems are members of the SkyStar family of aerostats, which have already accomplished more than 1.5 million operational hours worldwide, and offer the availability of over 85% in any given area.
Alongside the live demonstration of the aerostats, the company also launched a new pay by the hour option, in which clients are able to lease the systems on an hourly basis. The leasing includes the operation of the system by RT’s professional local staff.
Rami Shmueli, RT’S CEO: “Based on an extensive market research that we have conducted, we believe that the SkyStar 110 micro-tactical aerostat is an ideal platform for the U.S. market. We see great importance in the U.S. market, and the need for RT’s high-end aerostats is evident through the increase in our sales in this region. We are happy to offer a new type of service, pay by the hour; lease, under which clients can now lease the systems on an hourly basis, and enjoy professional operation of the systems by our local operational teams;. Mr. Shmueli added: A night after the demonstration in Texas, RT’s local staff was rousted to assist a local SWAT team to take over an active shooter who fired all over at the city outskirts. I am glad that RT’s staff was able to assist the local
forces from above, and personally I feel safer knowing RT’s teams are around.”
The SkyStar 110 is a micro-balloon system, designed to provide field commanders with real-time over the hill" reconnaissance capability. Protected by patent, the system is compact, robust and can be transported, assembled, launched and operated by only two personnel after minimal training. Pickup truck transportable, the system can be assembled and launched in only 15 minutes, for a 1,500 feet surveillance range. SkyStar 110 Handheld Personal Ground Control Station (PGCS) is a compact unit that can be worn over a protective vest or mounted on a tripod. The SkyStar 110 is operational under extreme weather conditions with low operational and maintenance costs.
The SkyStar 180 is a small-sized mobile aerostat, designed for tactical mid-range surveillance and public safety, as well as for police and military applications. Based on a towable trailer, the system has a stabilized day/night electro-optical payload suspended from a helium-filled aerostat, tethered to a ground system. It operates continuously at wind velocity of up to 40 knots, and can lift a payload of up to 20kg, providing surveillance coverage from an altitude of up to 1,000 ft. for up to 72 hours, after which it is brought down for a 20-minute helium refill. Only
2 people are required to fully maintain the system. SkyStar 180 is Ideal for defense, security, border control and public safety missions.
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