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Designed to meet military standards, Airlander works in extreme weather conditions and doesn’t need a prepared landing zone. In fact, it can land on challenging surfaces like water, sand, snow and ice – making it an excellent option for delivering cargo to remote locations in tough conditions.
Airlander 10 can carry 10 tons of equipment and the company says these uber-blimbs will be able to circumnavigate the globe twice in one trip without landing.
...when it is unmanned it can stay aloft for weeks on end.
originally posted by: Ceeker63
a reply to: SpecimenI spent 22 years in the military and have seen many uses for blimps. Many times these airships where tethered, and where used as radar platform. Blimps just do not make the news a lot even though they have been used frequently.