KRET is developing avionics for prospective Russian airships. The new airships can also be equipped with locators for use for the purpose of missile defense.
“The main advantage of an airship is a large surface on which the antenna systems canbe placed. I think that some of these airships will be used in the direction of the missile defense system. Missile defense locators antenna will be placed on the skin of the airship. KRET is likely to be one of the companies that will develop and produce such locators,” adviser to the first deputy of KRET General Director Vladimir Mikheev told RIA Novosti. As he pointed out, these locators can capture launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the trajectory of their warheads.