A History of Airborne Aircraft-Carriers

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

E40-496 Pye Conference Room 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Special IAP Seminar hosted by the MIT Security Studies Program (SSP)



Historical account of the US military’s three major attempts at airborne aircraft-carriers along with why they ultimately terminated those programs/experiments. Further, a look at the future of this space and the impact of autonomous agents.


Nate Padgett 

Lieutenant Colonel Padgett is the United States Air Force’s 2023-2024 MIT Security Studies Program Military Fellow. Before coming to MIT, Lt Col Padgett served as the Senior Executive Officer for the Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He previously commanded the 60th Operations Support Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California.


Sponsor:  MIT Security Studies Program (SSP)

Open to the MIT community
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