RT LTA Systems introduces the new member of the Skystar family: the SkyStar 330 system. The new system is based on the former SkyStar 300 platform. The SkyStar 300 system was operational in Israel and several more countries since 2007, and gained over half a million operational hours. The system's end-of-life is scheduled to December 31st, 2015. RT will continue to support and maintain the dozens of systems still operational worldwide.
The new Skystar 330 tactical Aerostat is a modern, efficient and combat proven tactical system designed to provide its users with persistent, medium-long range, real-time tactical Intelligence, Surveillance, Target-Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR). Lifting the system's sensor to an average altitude of up to 1,500 ft AGL, Skystar 330 is an optimal system for camp and force protection, counter IED, area capture and situational awareness. Combining cutting edge sensor and intelligence gathering and processing technology with modernized aerostat technology, Skystar 330 Tactical aerostat incorporates lightweight and robust components, together with high mobility structure in order to achieve fast and simple deployment on theater.
The SkyStar 330 has four optical fiber tether, enabling extended communication bandwidth and range. In addition, the new system is equipped with an upgraded navigation system with high capabilities that include point on map ability as well as advanced controllers, allowing better control and management of missions and targets. It designed for various operational uses. The system delivers high mobility, rapid deployment capabilities, and smooth performance in extreme weather conditions.
The Skystar 330 system is already in operational use in Israel, and another one was sold to a new client from Europe.
Major (ret.) Rami Shmueli, RT LTA’s CEO: “The Skystar 330 upgrades the capabilities of the first member in the SkyStar family – the SkyStar 300. With the new technology that is introduced into this system, we were able to deliver a high-end system for military and HLS applications. During the last two years, more and more costumers discovered the benefits of using Aerostats for intelligence and communications applications. According to the research market company MarketsandMarkets, the Aerostat world market will reach to about $10 billion by 2020, but I believe that in an era of decreasing defense budgets worldwide, the cost-effective Aerostat systems share can be even bigger".