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Tag: Airship

Lockheed Martin SPIDER Robot Patches Holes in Giant Hybrid Airships

Lockheed Martin SPIDER Robot Patches Holes in Giant Hybrid Airships
Back in the day, I was rather obsessed with blimps. I thought they were super cool because they’re essentially a giant balloon you could fly under. Lockheed Martin has evolved the blimp into something called the Hybrid Airship, a massive flying vessel designed to carry lots of cargo to remote locations – and where it’s going, it doesn’t need roads.

Vigilus Weapons System Concept Uses Airships to Deploy UAVs: The Carrier Will Arrive

Vigilus Weapons System Concept Uses Airships to Deploy UAVs: The Carrier Will Arrive
Yesterday we looked at a drone that’s meant to be used for peaceful purposes. We are now back to our scheduled programming. MBDA Missile Systems recently unveiled the CVS301 Vigilus system, a “suite of future strike weapons” composed of small UAVs that are deployed via a launch aircraft.
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Solar Ship: Air Ships Taking To the Skies with the Power of the Sun

Solar Ship: Air Ships Taking To the Skies with the Power of the Sun
I just love airships. I wish I could travel all over the world in an blimp. Sure, it would take longer than a 777, but it would be way more relaxing. I wish that there would be airships all over the place, kind of like in the TV show Fringe.

Giant US Defense Spy Blimps to Roam Afghan Skies

Giant US Defense Spy Blimps to Roam Afghan Skies
While this massive blimp looks pretty awesome, I’m just sad that it’s a spy drone and not a passenger airship, allowing people to take leisurely trips around the world (à la Fringe). The awkwardly-named Blue Devil Block 2 dwarfs a nearby 18-wheeler, allowing you to fathom its gigantic size.

New Airships to Hit Canada: A Bit of Fringe Up North

New Airships to Hit Canada: A Bit of Fringe Up North
I’ve always enjoyed airships. They’ve been featured prominently in Fringe, in the other universe. It’s a shame that there aren’t more around, but that might not be for long. Hybrid Air Vehicles will be making some futuristic giant blimps to supply remote communities in the Northern parts of Canada.

Lockheed Martin HALE-D Airship Takes off from Ohio (and Crash Lands in Pennsylvania)

Lockheed Martin HALE-D Airship Takes off from Ohio (and Crash Lands in Pennsylvania)
Lockheed Martin has announced that its cool blimp, more technically called an airship, dubbed the HALE-D has had its first flight. The test vehicle isn’t full size, but is made to climb to high altitude and linger there using small motors for surveillance purposes.

20-Foot Floating Airship Replica: Is That a Blimp in Your Driveway?

20-Foot Floating Airship Replica: Is That a Blimp in Your Driveway?
This 20-foot dirigible replica was made by Jack Clemens and it took him two and a half years to build. Apparently his cat destroyed his first model. It goes to show you that cats can be vindictive!

Weblimp Crowd-Controlled Remote Airship: Oh the Humanity!

Weblimp Crowd-Controlled Remote Airship: Oh the Humanity!
This shiny Mylar dirigible doesn’t look like the safest airship I’ve ever seen. No, not because of its poor aerodynamics. It’s more about the fact that it’s controlled by a group of people standing in another room who are trying to maneuver the blimp through various silly body movements.
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