Lighter than Air

June 2007
Armada International;Jun/Jul2007 Supplement, Vol. 31, p32
The article discusses unmanned military lighter-than-air (LTA) drones. The LTA vehicles, whose development depends on high-strength fabrics, energy storage technologies, light-weight electric motors, thin-film solar arrays and paint-on aerials, avoids human endurance limitations and is an ideal application for drone technology. Companies in the LTA drone business include Sanswire Networks, Cyber Defense Systems, Techsphere Systems International and Sierra Nevada.


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