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Battle Blimps: Russian Military Expands the Use of Airships

Source: Sputnik International – sputniknews.com 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: seacoastonline.com 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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Fyodor Konyukhov to Circle Earth in Balloon in New Record Attempt

Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines – rbth.com By Oleg Krasnov Russian traveler announces attempt to break time set by Steve Fossett in 2002.

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Giant Surveillance Blimp Untethers And Drifts Over Pennsylvania

Source: NPR – npr.org 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 – popsci.com 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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