France looking at 'Stratospheric Airship' for ISR

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UK Defence Journal Story

Thales say that the aim of the contract is to study the benefits of continuous stratospheric platforms to improve and expand France’s defense capabilities.

More specifically, the contract includes studies of:

  • An operational concept study for an ISR mission including exercises simulating its use in theaters of operation.
  • A full-scale demonstrator concept, capable of flying in the stratosphere to demonstrate the in-flight performance of an ISR mission of this type.
“The aim of this contract is to assess the relevance of Stratobus type continuous stratospheric solutions to meet defense needs, and also marks a major step forward in the definition of a possible operational solution in conjunction with users” said Jean-Philippe Chessel, Director of the Stratobus product line.

Surely a stationary system is just asking to be destroyed?
 
UK Defence Journal Story

Thales say that the aim of the contract is to study the benefits of continuous stratospheric platforms to improve and expand France’s defense capabilities.

More specifically, the contract includes studies of:

  • An operational concept study for an ISR mission including exercises simulating its use in theaters of operation.
  • A full-scale demonstrator concept, capable of flying in the stratosphere to demonstrate the in-flight performance of an ISR mission of this type.
“The aim of this contract is to assess the relevance of Stratobus type continuous stratospheric solutions to meet defense needs, and also marks a major step forward in the definition of a possible operational solution in conjunction with users” said Jean-Philippe Chessel, Director of the Stratobus product line.

Surely a stationary system is just asking to be destroyed?
Cloud base Walts

 

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But to be fair, they had some excellent officers.
One was outstanding :)
Those Angels were hot, in a Supermarionation kind of way.
 
One of these would be really cool.

 
From an excellent YouTube channel titled Dark Docs,

"the United States Air Force explored the seemingly far-fetched possibility of creating a new type of carrier during the 1970s… an airborne 747 aircraft carrier capable of delivering fighter jets from mid-air anywhere in the world... "

 
From an excellent YouTube channel titled Dark Docs,

"the United States Air Force explored the seemingly far-fetched possibility of creating a new type of carrier during the 1970s… an airborne 747 aircraft carrier capable of delivering fighter jets from mid-air anywhere in the world... "

Given light the current situation in the mid east, the the IIAF converted a 747 and using one for AAR.

cheers

 
UK Defence Journal Story

Thales say that the aim of the contract is to study the benefits of continuous stratospheric platforms to improve and expand France’s defense capabilities.

More specifically, the contract includes studies of:

  • An operational concept study for an ISR mission including exercises simulating its use in theaters of operation.
  • A full-scale demonstrator concept, capable of flying in the stratosphere to demonstrate the in-flight performance of an ISR mission of this type.
“The aim of this contract is to assess the relevance of Stratobus type continuous stratospheric solutions to meet defense needs, and also marks a major step forward in the definition of a possible operational solution in conjunction with users” said Jean-Philippe Chessel, Director of the Stratobus product line.

Surely a stationary system is just asking to be destroyed?
Laughingly back in June Paris Airshow, I wondered around the exhibition halls so came Across this in the pavilion.

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Does that mean Cranfield / Cardington be busy

(Last October’s stroll)

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or not

 

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