Russia developing airships equipped with anti-ballistic missile radars

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The principal advantage of an airship is the large surface of its body where radar systems can be mounted. The antennas of anti-ballistic missile radars will be mounted on the cover of an airship, according to a representative of Russia’s KRET company.

Airships currently in development  in Russia may be equipped with ballistic missile defense radars, Vladimir Mikheev, advisor for first vice-president of Russia’s KRET concern, told RIA Novosti.

“The principal advantage of an airship is the large surface of its body where radar systems can be mounted. I think some of the airships will be used for anti-ballistic missile defense needs.

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