U.S. military intends to test new anti-terrorism equipment, unmanned reconnaissance airship (Figure)
The U.S. military has tested in the Utah desert, a new high-tech spacecraft. The U.S. military, according to Xinhua News Agency Xinhua
begin within the next few years on the Utah desert reconnaissance unmanned airship launched a series of new performance tests, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, jets, anti-aircraft missiles and other tests airship reconnaissance capability .
U.S. unmanned reconnaissance airship flight this week on the project held a series of public briefings. New reconnaissance unmanned airship about 74 meters, similar to inflatable aircraft shape, is a “floating platform.” Airship equipped with radar and communication system, the aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles and other targets in the long-range reconnaissance.
military reports, this unmanned reconnaissance airship in more than 1600 meters from the ground to implement 360-degree air surveillance, detection radius of more than 160 km.
unmanned reconnaissance airship is the originator of a hot air balloon. Flight, said project leader 史蒂夫威廉, unmanned reconnaissance airship “the full integration of old and new technology.”
the U.S. in early April in Salt Lake City about 80 kilometers west of the desert reconnaissance unmanned airship flight. According to flight plan, the U.S. military is scheduled to begin in March 2011 a more intensive test flight is expected to continue until the end of 2013.
military said that this airship can provide battlefield commanders aerial view of the daily operations and maintenance costs and lower the U.S. war on terrorism needed equipment.