RT LTA to Unveil an Enhanced version of the Skystar 180

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RT LTA Systems Ltd., a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of the Skystar™ family of aerostats for use in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and communications applications, introduces new enhanced version of the Skystar 180 system.

The enhanced system includes a new upgraded payload named TR-stamp and manufactured by Controp. The TR-stamp payload features a better stabilized day/night electro-optical payload, which allows wider detection range: 5 KM range for a man target and 7 KM for a vehicle.

Moreover, the enhanced Skystar 180 system includes an upgraded navigation system with high capacities that include point on map ability as well as advance controllers, allowing better control and management of missions and targets.

The enhanced Skystar 180 system is already in operational use in Israel.

The SkyStar 180

The SkyStar 180 is a small sized, mobile aerostat designed for tactical mid-range surveillance and public safety, 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 30-minute helium refill. Only 2 people are required to fully maintain the system.

The Skystar 180 aerostat is used for intelligence as well as civil purposes in many countries, and is being used continuously by the IDF on the border with the Gaza Strip. For civil purposes, the Skystar 180 system was in use in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, securing the Copacabana Fan Fest. In Israel, the Skystar 180 was in use during the visit of the Pope Francis, and also to secure the tens of thousands of fans in the concerts of Justin Timberlake and the Rolling Stones.

About RT LTA Systems Ltd.

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. Skystar systems are operational worldwide in various military and civilian missions. Currently, systems are deployed in countries such as Afghanistan, Israel, Mexico, Thailand, Canada, Russia, and various countries in Africa.

RT Aerostat Systems – RT LTA’s US subsidiary, located in Texas – The company participates in several cooperative projects in the US, including projects covering USA-Mexican border control, emergency training at Texas A&M’s Disaster City, search and rescue training with TEEX, as well as R&D regarding raw materials, etc.

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