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‘Flying Whale’ Blimp That Never Lands Joins Global Airship Race

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‘Flying Whale’ Blimp That Never Lands Joins Global Airship Race

Mar 26, 2018 • Bloomberg

Craft will hover over forests, lift up to 60 tons of logs.

France has entered the global race to develop a viable cargo airship with a 500-foot blimp designed to lift lumber from deep woodland.

Flying Whales is joining a contest that includes defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. and a clutch of smaller players. What’s different about the latest project is the combined benefit of the blimp being able to lift an industry-leading 60 tons, but without any requirement for mooring pylons.

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