RT LTA Systems To Unveil New version of Skystar Surveillance Aerostat

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  • 12:26 PM, July 27, 2015
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RT LTA Systems To Unveil New version of Skystar Surveillance Aerostat
Skystar Surveillance Aerostat
RT LTA will unveil an Enhanced version of the Skystar 180 which includes a new TR-STAMP payload as well as a new upgraded camera and navigation system. The enhanced Skystar 180 system is a small sized, mobile aerostat designed for tactical mid-range surveillance and public safety, police and military applications. It is already in operational use in Israel. The TR-stamp payload features a better stabilized day or night electro-optical payload, which allows wider detection range like 5 KM range for a man target and 7 KM for a vehicle. The company announced today that the enhanced Skystar 180 system also includes an upgraded navigation system with high capacities. The high capacities include point on map ability as well as advance controllers, allowing better control and management of missions and targets. 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 constantly by the Israel Defense Forces on the border with the Gaza Strip.
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