Maritime Patrol Airship Study (MPAS)
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTERPA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE
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The Maritime Patrol Airship Study is an airship system applications study sponsored by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. Eight Major Cost Guard programs are analyzed for cost effective benefits of modern Lighter-Than-Air LTA vehicles. Representative script scenarios are developed for the eight programs based on actual Coast Guard mission experience. The scenarios are then used to size conceptual vehicles. In addition to in-house vehicle analysis, two independent efforts for comparative purposes based on the same scenarios were performed by contractor support.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Lighter-than-air Aircraft