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Army Kills The Military's Last Remaining Giant Spy Blimp

And so ends the U.S. military's dream of mega-blimps strapped with powerful surveillance gear. The Army confirms to Danger Room that it's killed the last of those lighter-than-air ships. This photo from August 2012 shows the only flight of the Long Range Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, a ginormous spy blimp that the Army has now deflated.

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6 Responses:

  1. Dan says:

    What, they actually believed the Army had gotten rid of them? Sure they did...

  2. Mer says:

    Farewell, Magnificent Dirigibutt. You will be missed.

  3. James says:

    PUBLIC NOTICE: Given certain recent advances in compressed air energy storage, I hereby swear fealty to the now inevitable geoengineering regime.

    Please forgive me for thinking synthetic transportation fuel would come to pass.

    • James says:

      That won't work either because of ocean acidification.

      So how about this: converting to single payer health care in the US would save enough (e.g., by catching cancers at early outpatient-treatable stages instead of in emergency rooms at later stages requiring expensive treatment and long-term hospitalization) to extract all 10 petagrams of carbon output from seawater at $50/tonne?

  4. Xeno says:

    It looks like a giant flying butt.

    Well, somebody had to say it.