Crow1 is the civil model of the SkyStar 180 aerostat. The Crow1 aerostat will be used for civil security mission.
RT LTA Systems Ltd, developer and manufacturer of aerostat systems, has recently completed the delivery of its first Crow1 aerostat system to a European customer. Crow1 is the civil model of the well-known SkyStar 180 aerostat. The Crow1 aerostat will be used by the customer for security missions.
Crow1, the civil model of the SkyStar 180, is a small sized, mobile aerostat designed to be used by civil clients for security, critical infrastructure protection, public safety, VIP protection and crowd control. The Crow1 aerostat system is ideal for persistent surveillance and communication over long periods of time at a very minimal cost.
Rami Shmueli, RT’s CEO: “We are honored to provide the first CROW1, our advanced civil model of the SkyStar 180 aerostat, to a customer in Europe, as we see great potential in the European market. Using an aerostat is a very cost-effective solution for security, as it resembles building a tower of 1,500 ft. in only 20 minutes, and at a minimal cost of 10$ per day. This tower is able to stay stable for days, focusing on a specific target and providing persistent security. No other security systems, manned or unmanned, are as cost-effective as aerostats. “
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.
RT LTA was chosen as one of the 5 most influential companies in the field of aerostats, according to the Market and Markets survey. The SkyStar systems already accomplished more than 1 million operational 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 and current CEO Rami Shmueli, who served as the head of the aerostats department in the IDF. The company headquarters and production lines are based in Yavne, Israel, and its American subsidiary company, RT Aerostat Systems, is located in Texas.
At 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.