Hybrid Air Vehicles’ Airlander platforms provide an alternative sustainable and cost effective solution to air logistics and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, complementing today’s networks of air, space and surface systems.
Airlander is a highly efficient and ultra-low emissions aircraft that represents an opportunity to rethink the skies and open up new possibilities in modern defence. Airlander 10 has the potential to stay airborne for up to five days while fitted with many tonnes of computing, communications, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Its ability to operate from any reasonably flat surface, including water, with minimal infrastructure, offers mobility, deployability, and flexibility in support of maritime, coastal and land-based expeditionary warfare in areas where current platforms are challenged.
In defence logistics Airlander 10, with the ability to carry up to a 10 tonnes logistics payload, provides longer-range, lower-cost and higher capacity air transport than today’s military transport helicopters. The future Airlander 50 and Airlander 200 platforms will offer low-cost, sustainable, tactical and strategic air lift capability.