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Pentagon Seeks Blimps That Can Detect Threats for Saudi Arabia

Source: Bloomberg Government – bgov.com By Cameron Leuthy The Pentagon is seeking vendors that can supply Saudi Arabia with moored blimps, fifteen months after the U.S. State Department approved a possible $525 million Foreign Military Sale to the country.

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`Flying Whale’ Blimp Joins Airship Race

Source: Bloomberg Quint – bloombergquint.com By Marie Mawad and Ania Nussbaum    27 March 2018 France has entered the global race to develop a viable cargo airship with a 500-foot blimp designed to lift lumber from deep woodland.

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France pumped up over cargo airships

Source: Phys Org – phys.org France will pump up to 25 million Euros ($31 million) into a fleet of rigid airships for transporting heavy cargo, the country’s public investment bank said in a statement Wednesday.

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Turbine Makers Look for Airship Solutions

Source: Windpower Monthly – windpowermonthly.com By Craig Richard Vestas and Siemens Gamesa are jointly looking to the skies for an alternative to costly and difficult road transportation of turbine components over long distances.

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LMH-1 airship “float out” pushed to 2019

Source: Skies – skiesmag.com By Howard Slutsken Originally planned for next year, the first flight of Lockheed Martin’s LMH-1 hybrid airship is now expected in 2019, according to Dr. Bob Boyd, program manager, LMH-1.

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