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Interest growing in 'security' blimps

The horizon someday may be lined with giant floating orbs guarding people below from the enemy. While it might sound quite sci-fi, a plant near the Army’s Fort Benning plans to start producing unmanned spherical airships that resemble giant golf balls. They could be used to protect areas from terrorists and missile attacks, watch weather developments and perhaps even provide wireless telephone service to developing nations. Interest in airships has grown in recent years, with nearly 20 companies developing them in the United States and Europe. Their advocates argue they are cheaper than satellites and manned reconnaissance aircraft and would fill a gap between the two. Full Story

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