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RT pursues civil aerostat capability

20th March 2012 - 11:18 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Tel Aviv, Israel

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Aeronautics subsidiary RT is preparing to take its Skystar 180 and 300 aerostats to Nimes, France on 24 March to evaluate its transition from a military to civil platform.

Rami Shmueli, CEO of the company, told Shephard that platforms were being tested for France’s Emergency Support System (ESS) R&D programme this week, and then again in June.

The 180, the smaller of the two systems, is operational with Thai and Israeli police forces, as well as the US Army. Meanwhile the 300 is operational with Canadian forces in Afghanistan, as well as US forces, Mexican federal police, the IDF and

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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