Aerostat is able to operate continuously for 14 days
Aero-T, a subsidiary of RT LTA, an Israeli based aerostat company that develops and manufactures the SkyStar family of tactical aerostats, recently completed the development and production of a first SkyGuard1 aerostat system. All system components were successfully tested as part of final examinations of the aerostat before deployment in the air.
SkyGuard1 has the ability to carry payloads of up to 90kg, operational elevation of up to 3,000ft (1,000m) and long endurance capability (the aerostat is able to operate continuously for 14 days). Development of SkyGuard1 also included a ground station, developed and produced in-house, following RT’s one-stop-shop policy.
“After an extensive process of design and development, this successful testing of the SkyGuard1 brings us one step closer to the deployment of the aerostat in the air,” Rami Shmueli, Aero-T and RT’s CEO, explains. “SkyGuard1 opens up a whole new world of possibilities in the aerostat market, as it can operate continuously in high attitudes for 14 days, in a very cost-effective way while carrying multiple surveillance sensors. Aero-T offers proven solutions for different weather conditions, as well as the experience of fielding such systems all over the world from very hot deserts to high mountains.”
SkyGuard1 has an ability to carry payloads of up to 90 KG weight, operational elevation of up to 3,000 feet (1,000 meters) and long endurance ability. Taken together, these abilities allow the aerostat to operate continuously for at 14 days.