'Skycrow' Tactical Aerostat System Expands with New Contract for Additional Delivery of Production Unit

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Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros), a leading FAA-certified lighter-than-air (LTA) manufacturer and technology innovator, announced today the new low-cost and rapidly deployable ‘Sky Crow” tactical aerostat system has received its seventh unit delivery order for OCONUS operations as part of ongoing serial production.

“We are experiencing growth in our Sky Crow product line and pursuing new military market opportunities,” explains Mario Pantuso, Aeros’ Sr. Military Program manager. “I believe war fighters are finding value in the reliability and cost benefits of tactical aerostats for evolving missions, coupled with the simplicity of design and operations that open up this aerial asset to new roles.

Aeros’ newest tethered aerostat solution, the ‘Sky Crow’ is cost-effective, providing a lower barrier to aerial platform ownership. Sky Crow is a turnkey aerial surveillance asset requiring minimum setup and training that is durable and rugged, providing low capital and sustainment costs compared to fixed wing and helicopter alternatives. It can be set up and operated as an airborne asset quickly with less personnel, and features mission-specific payload integration.

Operational Altitude:        1000 ft
Max Sustained Op Wind:        40 knots
Max Moored Wind:        25 knots

As with each of Aeros’ LTA solutions the ‘Sky Crow’ tactical aerostat can be designed and manufactured based on specific mission requirements, such as altitude, wind speed, and operating temperatures. Developed initially for aerial duration over target areas and to respond to numerous mission scenarios, each ‘Sky Crow’ supports efforts to keep military operators safe by mitigating movement and operational planning by adversaries. It can also be used to provide observation and surveillance capability quickly in numerous scenarios, supporting event and infrastructure security, or aiding communication relays in a disaster response situation, among many other applications.

The airborne system product line is being expanded to address new markets, which include: precision agriculture support, border patrol operations, forestry services observations, and private commercial security operations. Rapid feedback from soldiers has also led to positive manufacturing revisions by Aeros for an improved user experience.

For more informaion about Aeros aerostat solutions visit http://www.aeroscraft.com/aerostat, or email Mario Pantuso at mario.pantuso(at)aeroscraft(dot)com, or Christina Eaves at christina.eaves(at)aeroscraft(dot)com.

About Aeros: Founded 27 years ago in the U.S., the Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros) has grown from a small aerostat production manufacturer to a leading FAA-certified airship producer and R&D firm for the aerospace industry. Aeros has achieved multiple FAA airship type certificates and operates with an FAA Production Certificate, while featuring a product line that includes advanced airships and tethered aerostats utilized in commercial and government applications throughout the world. Learn more at http://www.aeroscraft.com

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