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First SkyGuard1 aerostat set for testing

19th January 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Aero-T has produced the first SkyGuard1 tactical aerostat system, the company announced on 16 January.

All system components have been successfully tested as part of a final examination process ahead of its first deployment.

The SkyGuard1 can carry payloads of up to 90kg and reach altitudes of up to 3,000ft, operating continuously for up to 14 days for surveillance operations.

The system includes a ground station, from which the SkyGuard1 is deployed and controlled.

Rami Shmueli, CEO of Aero-T, said: ‘After an extensive process of design and development, this successful testing of the SkyGuard1 brings us one step closer to the deployment of the aerostat in the air.

‘The SkyGuard1 opens up a whole new world of possibilities in the aerostat market, as it can operate continuously in high attitudes for 14 days, in a very cost-effective way while carrying multiple surveillance sensors. Aero-T offers proven solutions for different weather conditions, as well as the experience of fielding such systems all over the world from very hot deserts to high mountains.’

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