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Beitragvon hilgenberg » Fr, 27.11.2009 21:52

SAIC and ZLT Zeppelin to Develop New Pilot-Optional Airships and Market Mutual LTA Product Lines


SAIC and ZLT Zeppelin to Develop New Pilot-Optional Airships and Market Mutual LTA Product Lines Introduction - Airships are a proven, highly effective, but relatively little-used aerial platform for important applications such as persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); national security; and support for deployed troops.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE:SAI] is teaming with ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH & Co KG (ZLT Zeppelin) to assess market demand and develop the MPZ 07 airship. The MPZ07, a new multipurpose, pilot-optional version of the current Zeppelin N 07, will extend the capabilities of current airship design to a new generation of missions. The Zeppelin N 07 semi-rigid airship considerably advanced the capabilities of airships upon its introduction in 1997, featuring an innovative three engine propulsion system and modern fly-by-wire flight controls. Its semi-automated mooring system eliminates the large number of ground personnel typically required for conventional airship takeoffs and landings. SAIC and ZLT Zeppelin will also collaborate on the development of several larger enhanced airships that will unite SAIC’s autonomous flight-control expertise with the world-class airship technologies of ZLT Zeppelin.

With the ever increasing demand on the battlefield for actionable intelligence, and wide band communications, both SAIC and ZLT leadership believe that advanced airship vehicles are an essential element to providing solutions so avidly sought by military commanders. “By uniting the capabilities of the two companies, we will create a strong engineering team that can develop and deliver platforms which will enable our customers to achieve their objectives,” said SAIC Vice President Loginn Kapitan. Thomas Brandt, CEO of ZLT Zeppelin, added “The leading-edge airship technologies, design expertise, and operational experience we bring to this team will enable the development of more robust mission solutions for current and future defense and civilian customers.”

Features and Benefits

• Manned-airship airspace access and persistence
• Operational flexibility of an unmanned aerial platform
• Modern avionics and sensor platform support
• Support for persistent ISR missions as well as commercial and/or military cargo transport
• Semi-automated mooring system with minimal personnel requirements

The SAIC-ZLT Zeppelin Advantage

• Decades of operational experience and technology leadership in airship design and deployment
• System design, engineering, integration, testing, and operational transition capabilities for manned and unmanned fixed-wing and lighter-than-air (LTA) platforms

“ZLT’s expertise complements our own and provides a team with tremendous technological depth and
experience. SAIC’s position in the U.S. federal services marketplace puts our team in an excellent position in the emerging market for larger multi-mission airship platforms,” said Kapitan.

”Our teaming offers the potential to cross-sell our airship systems to a broad base of civilian and military customers in the U.S. and overseas,” he continued. SAIC’s airship experience includes the design and development of the SKYBUS line of LTA unmanned airships. SKYBUS airships are fully autonomous airshipsthat can carry a wide variety of sensors and equipment, supporting the entire spectrum of security and persistent ISR applications. SAIC SKYBUS airships hold FAA experimental certificates allowing flight operations within the United States. This helps facilitate rapid integration and test of customer driven LTA capabilities. ZLT Zeppelin is based in Friedrichshafen, Germany, and began operations in 1993 to develop, manufacture, and market the most advanced technology manned airships in the world. Its parent company was founded more than 100 years ago by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin.
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ZLT peilt US-Militärmarkt an

Beitragvon hilgenberg » Mo, 07.12.2009 21:33

Zeppelinhersteller 06.12.2009
ZLT peilt US-Militärmarkt an
Exklusiv Der traditionsreiche deutsche Zeppelinhersteller ZLT hofft auf einen Einstieg in den US-Rüstungsmarkt. Unter Führung des großen US-Ingenieurs- und Rüstungsunternehmens SAIC will sich das Friedrichshafener Luftschiffunternehmen um Aufträge des US-Militärs bewerben.
von Gerhard Hegmann München

http://www.ftd.de/unternehmen/industrie ... 47165.html

...Einer der Schlüsselingenieure des neuen Zeppelinkooperationspartners SAIC ist Ron Hochstetler. Der Amerikaner hatte auch für die deutsche Cargolifter AG gearbeitet. Das Unternehmen wollte ein 260 Meter langes Lastentransportluftschiff bauen, ging 2002 aber pleite. Ex-Cargolifter-Manager verweisen immer wieder auf die staatlichen Milliardenzahlungen an Airbus, während Cargolifter zuletzt keine Staatshilfe mehr bekam.
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