Colonel’s Blimp: giant unmanned airships to patrol Afghanistan – an annotated graphic

The US army is to deploy  a huge hybrid airship as large as a football pitch to watch over battlefields in Afghanistan. Capable of carrying very heavy loads, it can stay in the air for up to three weeks at a time.

Strange days, indeed.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Giant unmanned airships to patrol Afghanistan
Giant unmanned airships to patrol Afghanistan

 

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