Accession Number:

ADA568298

Title:

Hybrid Airships for Lift: A New Lift Paradigm and a Pragmatic Assessment of the Vehicle's Key Operational Challenges

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

With its reduced operating costs and point-of-need PON delivery ability, the hybrid airship is one lift option that offers promising capabilities to meet the DoDs future logistical challenges throughout the spectrum of conflict. When examining the hybrid airship in this capacity, it is essential for personnel to evaluate the platform through the appropriate framework without dismissing the idea based on inaccurate misconceptions. Establishing a new paradigm, distinct from traditional airlift and sealift frameworks, is critical in understanding how hybrid airships would be viable lift options in filling the current costspeed gap in the distribution system.

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE