Lockheed Martin’s Airship Needs No Airport to Deliver Hundreds of Tonnes in Africa

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Lockheed Martin’s Airship Needs No Airport to Deliver Hundreds of Tonnes in Africa

by Gavin du Venage
The Lockheed airship is helped aloft by helium gas bladders, but needs forward momentum to stay airborne. Courtesy Lockheed Martin

The Lockheed airship is helped aloft by helium gas bladders, but needs forward momentum to stay airborne. Courtesy Lockheed Martin

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 9:15am

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A novel concept to end Africa’s logistics deficit is being proposed by the US defense company Lockheed Martin, which intends to use airships to deliver payloads of hundreds of tonnes into the interior.

Under the slogan “No Roads, No Problem”, the Hybrid Airships division of the group is building an airship that will pick up and deliver cargo where no formal airports exist.

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