It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The Air Force this month will dismantle and store the prototype of its $211 million Blue Devil 2 airship housed in massive steel hanger on the coast of North Carolina, reports David Axe at Wired's Danger Room blog.
In a radical departure of earlier plans and discussions, the Air Force has dropped the idea of using high-altitude surveillance airships and no longer sees a future for airships in its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance arsenal, the story said.
Mav 6, the contractor that built Blue Devil 2, still has hopes for the project and plans to discuss a possible future for its airship with the Navy, the story said.
Originally posted by dashen
Spy blimp? Isn't it a bit hard to be covert when, y'know, you're the size of a football field. And couldnt a model rocket or a single bullet bring it down?
The current model can carry 20 tons of supplies. A scaled-up version could carry hundreds of tons