The RT Company of Israel has won the tender issued by Israel Police for the supply of Skystar 180 aerostats. For the time being, the aerostat systems will be operated by RT operators in missions specified by the Police. Contract duration is two years.
Skystar 180 is a small, mobile aerostat system, especially suited to tactical surveillance missions and various security applications, both military and civil. The system can carry a payload of up to 20 kg through which it can provide a continuous surveillance coverage of various events, from a height of up to 300 meters. The system is operated by a crew of two men only and can operate under different wind conditions and remain airborne for up to 72 hours continuously. It is fitted with a day/night surveillance camera by Controp.
Surveillance aerostat systems by RT were used extensively during Operation Brother’s Keeper and Operation Protective Edge. Three additional systems were recently purchased by the Municipality of Jerusalem to spot developing riots and public unrest situations.
Additionally, Skystar 180 aerostat systems are in use for surveillance missions in about ten different countries, on all continents. Among others, a system of this type was deployed last summer to secure the football fan compound during the FIFA World Cup Games in Brazil.
In the context of the tender issued by the Israel Police, the aerostat systems will be used to monitor and secure civil events in Israel, such as football matches, mass-audience concerts, demonstrations and so forth.
All Skystar surveillance aerostats are self-contained, easy to transport systems, suitable for diversified military applications as well as for civil security missions. All RT products are patent protected.
Today, some 40 surveillance aerostat systems by RT are in operation in about 10 countries around the world, including Israel, Canada, USA, Russia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Mexico, Colombia and African states. To date, these systems have logged more than half a million hours of operational employment.