Airborne Industries

Airborne Industries design and manufacture Technical Military Inflatables including Tethered Aerostats for surveillance, communication and defence; Parachute Training Balloons and Targets and Decoys for Military Training uses.

With over 50 years experience within the industry Airborne Industries products have consistently proven effective for defence and military training use.

Tethered Aerostats

Airborne Industries manufacture durable Tethered Aerostats to meet the needs of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions by utilising a wide range of payloads. One of the predominant applications of Aerostats is wide area persistent ground surveillance.

The smallest range of Aerostats manufactured by Airborne Industries is the Tactical range. The Tactical Aerostat range is Airborne Industries answer to rapid response surveillance. These Aerostats can be deployed in as little as half an hour and have the ability to reach altitudes of 1000ft AMSL, carrying payloads of up to 50kg.

The largest range of Aerostat manufactured by Airborne Industries is the Strategic range, Strategic Aerostats are able to reach altitudes of up to 4000ft AMSL and carry payloads of over 300kg. Aerostats designed by Airborne Industries are capable of achieving loitering times from between 7 and 14 days.

The Aerostats are designed to meet the individual needs of the customer. The team at Airborne Industries consider many variables including the payload weight, launch altitude and the climate at the operational site.

Parachute Training Balloons

Airborne Industries Parachute Training Balloons (PTB’s) are a solution to cost effective military parachute training. Customers have reported that PTB’s are calculated to be over 80 times more cost effective than using a C-130 for parachute training and over 50 times more cost effective than using a helicopter.

Targets & Decoys

Airborne Industries range of Targets & Decoys have been used by the UK MOD for decades. There are two tubing structures manufactured by Airborne Industries a Simple Structure tubing method and a Complex Structure tubing method which can meet high levels of representation.

Inflatable Product Development

The company have helped to develop and manufacture a wide range of unique inflatable products for customers including airships, inflatable buildings, advertising products and military shelters.


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