micro-tactical aerostat system


Tel Aviv. August, 2018. The Israeli-based aerostat company RT LTA Systems Ltd. will present its SkyStar family of aerostats, which includes the Skystar 110, SkyStar 180 and SkyStar 330, at the NGAUS 140th General Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana. The SkyStar 110 micro-tactical aerostat system, which is ideal for HLS, border control and search and rescue missions, will be presented in its natural size.

The SkyStar 110 is a micro-balloon system, designed to provide commanders in the field with real-time 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 aerostats are a self-contained, versatile, and easily transportable tactical systems, ideal for defense, HLS, border security, search and rescue and public safety missions. Offering availability of over 85% in any given area, the SkyStar systems already accumulated more than 1,500,000 million operational hours worldwide.

Rami Shmueli, RT’s CEO: “The SkyStar 110 is ideal for special forces such as the National Guard, due to its compact size and rapid deployment. It can be quickly assembled and launched, and thus is ideal for search and rescue missions, disaster relief and HLS missions. No other defense systems, manned or unmanned, are as cost-effective as aerostats, and thus I believe that tactical aerostats should be part of the security solution in all search and rescue missions, HLS and public safety missions.”