Towed Airborne Array System
Patent application, Filed 12 Oct 2000
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A towed airborne array system has a balloon that supports appropriate instrumentation packages overhead and is tethered to a towing ship to improve line-of-sight sensing and communication capabilities to up to about 100 nautical miles. These improved capabilities can benefit relatively small surface combatant ships CG, DD, FFG and might provide an alternative location for having countermeasures placed on a warship.
- Marine Engineering
- Radio Communications