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Title: After 90 Years, Can US Navy Airships Make A Comeback To Become The ‘Eyes For The Fleet’
Post by: rangerrebew on November 27, 2020, 08:01:21 AM
After 90 Years, Can US Navy Airships Make A Comeback To Become The ‘Eyes For The Fleet’
 

on November 25, 2020

By Smriti Chaudhary

The US Navy’s Akron-class airships — scouting and reconnaissance platforms — were built in the 1930s. The intended use of the airships was to act as “eyes for the fleet”. While the concept of airships is about 90 years old, is it possible that with the modernization of military technology, they might have a resurrection in the 21st century?

Proceedings, the journal of the US Naval Institute, first deliberated on this, saying the airships have the potential to “transform military logistics, command-and-control, and surveillance and reconnaissance”.

https://eurasiantimes.com/after-90-years-can-us-navy-airships-make-a-comeback-to-become-the-eyes-for-the-fleet/
Title: Re: After 90 Years, Can US Navy Airships Make A Comeback To Become The ‘Eyes For The Fleet’
Post by: rangerrebew on November 27, 2020, 08:02:18 AM
And get rid of all the satellites?  That would be dumb, even by military standards. tri22