Aeronautics - Skystar 180 / 300 View larger

Aeronautics - Skystar 180 / 300

New product

The Skystar aerostat system is a small tactical, all-weather aerostat system, that is popular with military and police forces and valued for its easy and cost-effective operation and maintenance. Shyster 180 / 300  is capable of carrying the advanced tri-sensor TD-STAMP payload.

More details

More info

The Skystar aerostats series includes the 180 and 300 models, providing the operator with a persistent, elevated view of an area under surveillance. The basic Skystar system consists of a tethered helium-filled balloon platform (blimp), a mission payload comprising a stabilized day/night electro-optical (EO) payload, and a tether that links the platform and payload to the ground control unit. The tether provides power and controls on uplink, and high-capacity video on downlink.

Skystar aerostats are designed for rapid deployment and mobility. They are easy to deploy (2-3 person team), operate and transport. The entire system is packed and transported in a dedicated container, using a standard trailer or truck. These cost effective systems operate under all weather conditions, day and night with small logistics requirements.

A payload-carrying Skystar can be elevated to an altitude of 1,000 ft. -1,500 ft. (300-500 m) above ground at wind velocity of up to 40 knots. Mission endurance is 3 days; a short break for re-inflation is required every 72 hours. The system is operational in temperatures: -35ºC to 60ºC

In addition to low maintenance and operation costs, both systems offer a range of customization and expansion options, according to required mission type.

Skystar aerostats are developed and produced cooperatively by Aeronautics and its subsidiary company, RT.

Key features and capabilities:

  • Rapid transportation and deployment
  • Persistent surveillance – 24/7 presence
  • Long mission endurance (72 hours)
  • 360° stabilized observation coverage
  • Accurate location and targeting
  • Precise location of payload footprint and targets on a digital map
  • High-end, Day/Night/Laser gyro-stabilized aerostat payload
  • Interface with C4I systems
  • Full digital recording of mission video and data
  • Communications relay support
  • Fully integrated with existing C4I systems
  • Digital mission recording
  • Operational in temperatures: -35ºC to 60ºC

Reviews

Write a review

Aeronautics - Skystar 180 / 300

Aeronautics - Skystar 180 / 300

The Skystar aerostat system is a small tactical, all-weather aerostat system, that is popular with military and police forces and valued for its easy and cost-effective operation and maintenance. Shyster 180 / 300  is capable of carrying the advanced tri-sensor TD-STAMP payload.

12 other products in the same category: