Category Archives: Aerostats

Battle Blimps: Russian Military Expands the Use of Airships

Source: Sputnik International – The Russian Aerospace Forces are about to be expanded as the Defense Ministry intends to establish an aerostatics division, in an attempt to expand the battlefield use of blimps and balloons.

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It’s Not a Blimp, It’s a Research Aerostat

Source: Research group airs aerostat over Portsmouth [NH] airport. Those wondering what the blimp is that has been hovering over Portsmouth International Airport now have the answer.

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Giant Surveillance Blimp Untethers And Drifts Over Pennsylvania

Source: NPR – By Eyder Peralta A giant surveillance “blimp” that had been tethered to a mooring at an Army installation in Maryland is now loose and drifting over Pennsylvania.

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China Tests its Largest Airship

Source: Popular Science – By Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer On October 13, 2015, China started the 24 hour test flight of its largest airship yet in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia.

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Lockheed Martin Aerostat Flies over the Akron Airdock

As announced in our post of August 19, Lockheed Martin has been flying a tethered Aerostat next to the Akron Airdock, near the Akron Fulton airport.

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