SkyStar aerostat systems

The contract includes provision of 3 SkyStar 180 aerostat systems and one SkyStar 110 micro-tactical aerostat system

[September, 2018]: The Israeli-based aerostat company RT LTA Systems Ltd. will provide 4 SkyStar aerostat systems to a governmental agency of a country in CentralAmerica. Under the contract, RT will provide 3 SkyStar 180 aerostat systems and one SkyStar 110 micro-tactical aerostat system. The systems will be delivered in the coming weeks, and will be used for HLS purposes and for securing correctional facilities.

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 HLS, defense, border control, strategic infrastructure protection and public safety missions.

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.


Rami Shmueli, RT’s CEO:”We are honored to provide our advanced SkyStar aerostat systems to a customer in Central America. These four systems will be added to seven SkyStar aerostat systems which already operates in the area by a number of customers from various countrie

s.This testifies to the fit between RT’s SkyStar systems and the needs of customers in the region, as well as to the fact that the performances of RT’s aerostats meets our clients expectations. I am honored that our customers are pleased with their experience and that they choose to share their recommendations”.