October 03, 2017 - 09:40 ( Brasília )

Technology

RT LTA Announces New Capabilities for the Skystar 100 Aerostat

The system now offers highly precise movement detection and enhanced target tracking capabilities

RT LTA Systems Ltd. - a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of aerostats for use in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and communications applications – will present the new capabilities of the Skystar 100 aerostat for the first time, at AUSA Annual Meeting 2017.

The system now offers highly precise movement detection and enhanced target tracking capabilities, and can provide high-quality images while operating at long distances.

Among the additions to the system are a lightweight HD payload, upgraded software features which include advanced target tracking and digital video stabilization, and an advanced cable transmission mechanism which simplifies the deployment and maintenance of the aerostat. According to Rami Shmueli, RT's CEO, "We recently completed development of the enhanced ISR capabilities for the Skystar 100, following feedback from the field.

Our clients, especially those in the US dealing with border protection issues, are in need of a multi-mission, compact aerostat with superior detection and tracking capabilities - and the new generation Skystar 100 is exactly that.”

The Skystar 100 Aerostat is a mini tactical balloon system, ideal for close surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The system is compact, robust, and can be transported, assembled, launched and operated by two people after minimal training, providing field commanders with real-time reconnaissance capability.

The updated system includes an HD payload operational day and night, as well as other reconnaissance and communication systems. Backpack or pickup truck transportable, the system can be assembled and launched in only 15 minutes, up to 1,000 feet. The Skystar 100 is operational under extreme weather conditions with low operational and maintenance costs. The system’s PCS has a 1 km operational range from the aerostat.


RT LTA Systems Ltd. is a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of the Skystar™ family of aerostats for use in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and communications applications.

Skystar is a self-contained, versatile, easily transportable, cost-effective tactical system comprised of a ground control station, a ground system module, a tether, a lighter-than-air platform, a stabilized payload platform, and a sensor suite.

The Skystar systems have already been operational for more than 1 million hours worldwide, and are currently operational in various military and civilian missions in many different countries. RT LTA Systems was established by former military intelligence officer and current CEO, Rami Shmueli, who served as the Head of the Aerostats Department in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

The company headquarters and production lines are based in Yavne, Israel, and its American subsidiary company, RT Aerostat Systems, is located in Texas. In July, 2016, RT established a subsidiary company named Aero-T, which specializes in the development and manufacture of large aerostats.

Aero-T's first product, the SkyGuard1, is a large aerostat in a blimp shape, which can carry payloads of up to 90 kg, reach altitudes of up to 1,000 meters, and operate continuously for 7 days without maintenance.