Carolina Unmanned Vehicles (CUV) has successfully completed delivery of two 45 cubic meter (45M3) model Allsopp Helikite aerostats to support a defense developmental program. The aerostats will be used to lift various electronic system to altitude.

Helikites are particularly well suited for this due to their inherent stability and ability to operate in high winds, exceeding most other aerostats.

The Helikite is the same aerostat used in CUV’s Small Tactical Multi-Payload Aerostat System (STMPAS) (Fig.1). STMPAS is a mobile trailer mounted tactical aerostat suitable for 24/7 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) military operations, as well as border surveillance and post- disaster emergency communications. CUV is a small Woman-Owned company focused on small aerostats and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. In addition to this delivery CUV has previously provided aerostat systems for the Army, USAF, Sandia National Laboratory, and Lockheed Martin. CUV provides complete aerostat systems, components, and payload testing services.

Source: Press Release

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