RT LTA Systems Ltd., the designer, developer, and manufacturer of the Skystar™ family of aerostats, has announced that its Skystar 180 is one of the latest technologies to be approved for purchase by the US Army. The approval follows RT LTA Systems’ completion of the 2014 AEWE (Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment) program.
The Skystar 180 system, showcased at the AEWE, is a small-size, mobile aerostat designed for tactical mid-range surveillance and public safety, police, and military applications. It incorporates a Multi Sensor Miniature Stabilized TR STAMP payload, manufactured by Israeli company CONTROP, and a communications relay manufactured by both Harris and Thales. The Skystar 180 is ideal for defense missions, operating from company level to brigade level.
Through the AEWE program, held at Fort Benning Georgia, the US Army encourages companies from around the world to submit technologies, in the form of production-ready devices and products, for approval.
RT’s CEO, Rami Shmueli, said: “The selection and approval of the SkyStar 180 by the US Army is an evidence of the system’s quality and its high-level technological capabilities, and it is a great honor for us. Our unique aerostat systems are the only long-distance aerial surveillance system that can operate from as high as 600 meters, and it is a great honor for us to be chosen to the AEWE”.