Airships in Modern Era


The last time airships were used en mass in combat was back in WW1, though some countries had airship post-WW1 with some being used in WW2 as coastal patrol and anti-submarine warfare but the development of guided missiles and large aircraft, as well as accidents spelled the end of the airship.

But in modern warfare, is there a place for airships (“traditional” designs and hybrid airships), whether it is for command and control (alternative to satellites specially in cases the said satellites are knocked out), as cargo carriers and even as launching platform for small drones. Given the advancement in countering missiles using soft-kill, hard-kill or just plain jamming system, as well as materials, is the airship feasible?

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