Stratobus Weapon Systems // Aircraft // Airships/Aerostats


Country of Origin: France

The Stratobus is a stratospheric airship being developed by Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales and Leonardo, as a high-altitude pseudo-satellite. High-altitude pseudo-satellites offer the persistent coverage of a satellite, but at a lower cost. Potential missions for the Stratobus include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); environmental monitoring; telecommunications; and navigation.  The vehicle is reportedly 377 ft 4 in (115 m) long and has a...

 

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