RT LTA Systems, a developer of aerostats for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and communications applications, has announced that it will present the new capabilities of the company’s Skystar 100 unmanned aerostat at the AUSA (Association of the United States Army) Annual Meeting 2017. The system now incorporates 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.