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RT unveils ‘micro’ aerostat

20 November 2018

The Skystar 120 is seen on a small all-terrain vehicle. (RT)The Skystar 120 is seen on a small all-terrain vehicle. (RT)Israeli aerostat manufacturer RT has developed a new mobile aerostat surveillance system called the Skystar 120 that is specifically designed to support military forces operating in challenging terrain.

"The SkyStar 120 ground control station is mounted on an all-terrain vehicle that can drive through rough terrain while carrying the inflated aerostat or while the aerostat is already flying in the air," RT said in a statement released on 7 November.

Describing it as a micro-tactical system, the company added that the Skystar 120 is ready for operational use and was recently demonstrated to the Israel Defense Forces, which already uses a number of RT aerostats.

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