Garlath wrote:For those who (understandably) weren’t convinced at the possibility of radar on HAPS...
Very interesting. Thank you
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cockneyjock1974 wrote:I always saw this and Airlander as great maritime overwatch platforms.
Dahedd wrote:I was, thinking that a carrier group deploying with 1 or 2 HAPS equipped with an EO or radar package would be a good match. Never thought about assigning one to a frigate
Ron5 wrote:Wouldn't they advertise the carriers location to anyone in radio range? All that EO video, radar, data links, being transmitted from 30,000 feet would be rather noticeable. Line of sight radio horizon from that height is over 250 miles.
Ron5 wrote:and the HAPS radar? without it, the HAPS has very little value right?
Timmymagic wrote: multiple HAPS radars and get their location they're still encircling an area of 196,000 sq miles.
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Err, is that the maths of having several of them, on the outer perimeter of 250 nm?
- I couldn't do it; only asking
Ron5 wrote:Sorry to be such a skeptic but if there are all those reasons why the HAPS cannot be detected, why do navy ships go radio silent?
Ron5 wrote:A couple decades ago it was going to be balloons that flew over warships to provide ISTAR.
Ron5 wrote:Anyhoo, I will go sit in the corner and write a thousand lines "I will not be a Debbie Downer on new technology".
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