2016 will be a momentous year for the future of aviation with the innovative Airlander 10 taking to the British skies for the first time – the construction team continues to make ground-breaking progress on a daily basis – most recently attaching the Mission Module to the iconic hull.
Lockheed Martin has recently released this video of its Hybrid Airship on YouTube. With unlimited access to isolated locations around the globe, Hybrid Airships safely and sustainably support a wide range of activities in areas with little to no infrastructure. The airship offers the simplicity of a pickup truck by carrying cargo loads and personnel in and out of remote areas daily, not just certain seasons or only after major road, rail or airport infrastructure is developed.
Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, has announced that it has received a follow-on order from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a helium-filled aerostat and related airborne equipment and operator training in Jacksonville,Florida. Continue reading
RT LTA Systems Ltd., designer, developer, and manufacturer of the Skystar family of aerostats for use in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and communications applications, has introduced the SkyStar 330 system. The new system is based on the former SkyStar 300 platform which has been operational since 2007 and gained over half a million operational hours.
SkySentry, a developer of lighter-than-air unmanned systems, has announced that it has completed successful baseline performance testing of a self-contained ad hoc aerostat network covering a 300 square mile area, providing cell phone, text, geo location and video surveillance capability for disaster and emergency management applications. Continue reading
An unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its mooring in Maryland and floated over Pennsylvania for hours Wednesday with two fighter jets on its tail, triggering blackouts across the countryside as it dragged its tether across power lines. Continue reading