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Airships: new keepers of the sky
New York, Usa – The Pentagon seeks new ways to secure the American airspace
By 2006 Lockheed Martin has the task to build airship prototypes powered by solar energy, which will be able to work at 17 thousand metres of altitude. It controlled by a distance they will be used as an extra support to radars and satellites in order to protect the American soil from enemy missiles. This is what a USD 40m agreement with the Pentagon establishes. The use of helium airships could...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency