Kasowitz Benson Torres is providing government relations services to Israel's RT Aerostat Systems with a focus on homeland security and defense matters.
RT's aerial surveillance balloons are well suited for border security, surveillance, intelligence and law enforcement purposes.
The company's Texas training center last year conducted a two-day demonstration of its SkyStar tactical balloons for more than 20 US government entities including Congress, Dept. of Homeland Security, US Customs & Border Protection, as well as local police forces.
RT had a booth at this month's Border Security Expo in San Antonio and at the National Guard Assn.'s 2018 Conference in New Orleans. It also provided aerial surveillance at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem last spring.
KBT is the firm of Marc Kasowitz, who was President Trump’s personal attorney.
Justin Rubin and John Thomas, members of KBT’s government affairs and strategic counsel group, handle the RT effort.
Rubin is a former undersecretary of the Army and Thomas was chief of staff to former Navy Seal and Virginia Republican Congressman Scott Taylor, who lost his re-election bid in the midterms.
KBT also lobbies for Israel Aerospace Industries.