The committee is aware that hybrid airship technology has the potential to provide much needed capability for the Department of Defense, particularly with regards to cargo lift and logistics
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013
The House and Senate recently released their FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, both with language on the development of Cargo Airship technology.
Senate highlights include: “…the Pelican program recently demonstrated a limited capability of the underlying technology for controlled variable buoyancy… The committee directs U.S. Transportation Command and the Air Force Mobility Command to monitor progress in this area and report to the congressional defense committees no later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act on the status of developments in the commercial sector regarding hybrid airships that could be used to provide the capability identified by General Fraser, and to what extent the DOD could benefit from them.” The full report text can be found on page 63, US House of Representative NDAA FY14 Report.
House of Representative highlights include: “The committee is aware that hybrid airship technology has the potential to provide much needed capability for the Department of Defense, particularly with regards to cargo lift and logistics… The committee is aware of recent developments that have demonstrated innovative capabilities in airship design and lift…The committee encourages the Air Force and Transportation Command to work with industry to more fully develop the capability requirements and mission analysis needed to pursue such an operational prototype.” The full report text can be found on page 256, US House of Representative NDAA FY14 Report.
Aeros’ CEO, Igor Pasternak, is “very pleased that the United States Congress recognizes our developments that have demonstrated innovative buoyancy control capability, and that the Congress is encouraging the Pentagon to work with the industry toward realizing an operational vehicle.”
About the Aeroscraft: An Aeroscraft is a new type of Rigid Variable Buoyancy Air Vehicle, designed to control lift in all stages of air or ground operations, including the ability to off-load heavy payloads without the need to re-ballast. For the first time in history, an aircraft has been designed to control and adjust buoyant and dynamic lift, creating a new paradigm for air transportation and logistics. Poised to enhance the air transportation industry, the Aeroscraft will deliver opportunities for business and consumers globally by access to remote locations and by new cargo delivery capabilities. Developed by Aeros, the key features of the Aeroscraft include a rigid structure, vertical takeoff and landing, and operational abilities at low speed, in hover, and from unprepared surfaces.
About Aeros: Igor Pasternak founded Aeros in 1987 and advanced the company from a small advertising aerostat production manufacturer in the Ukraine to a premier airship producer and R&D firm for the aerospace industry based in the United States. Through their exceptional manufacturing quality, Aeros has achieved multiple FAA airship type certificates and operates with an FAA Production Certificate. Aeros currently boasts an extraordinary product line that includes the most advanced airships and tethered aerostats utilized in commercial and government applications throughout the world. For the past quarter century, Aeros has pioneered new product advancements in the aerospace defense technology sector, which has been a strong contributing factor in maintaining continuous corporate growth. The entire Aeros organization and the advisory board, comprised of military and commercial leaders, are dedicated to one goal of harnessing the exciting future and opportunities ahead. All Aeros team members are focused on meeting the rapidly rising demand for oversized cargo transportation solutions.
John Kiehle, Director of Communications
(323) 201-8374 or john(dot)kiehle(at)aeroscraft(dot)com
Eli Weiss, PR Associate
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