Accession Number : ADA467685


Title :   Potential Military Use of Airships and Aerostats


Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.


Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE


Personal Author(s) : Bolkcom, Christopher


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA467685


Report Date : 09 MAY 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : The Department of Defense (DOD) has a history of using lighter-than-air (LTA) platforms. Aerostats have recently been fielded to protect U.S. troops in the field. Contemporary interest is growing in using airships for numerous missions. This report examines the various concepts being considered and describes the issues for Congress.


Descriptors :   *AIRSHIPS , *AEROSTATICS , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , HOMELAND SECURITY , TETHERING , MILITARY PLANNING , SEARCH RADAR


Subject Categories : LIGHTER-THAN-AIR AIRCRAFT
      ACTIVE AND PASSIVE RADAR DETECTION & EQUIPMENT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE