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Armed Forces: Lighter than Air Vehicles

Volume 704: debated on Tuesday 14 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What evaluation they have made of lighter-than-air vehicles for military and security use. [HL5411]

The MoD has regularly undertaken evaluation of airships and balloons within the research programme for a variety of surveillance and communication roles. While the technology involved continues to be evaluated, there are no current plans to take this work beyond a monitoring and feasibility stage.