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
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 & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE