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Thursday, July 28, 2011

U.S. Army's $150m unmanned high-altitude 'super-blimp' crashes hours after launch - 27th July 2011

A $150million U.S. Army airship crash landed in woods today after it could only reach half of its expected altitude on a test flight.

The unmanned solar-powered airship was only in the air for less than three hours after it launched in Akron, Ohio, on Wednesday morning.

It ascended as planned up to 32,000ft but the Lockheed Martin airship then encountered problems and was not able to get up to 60,000ft.

A decision was made to end the flight and make what the company called a ‘controlled descent’ into a remote area in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

The HALE-D airship is a joint project between the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Lockheed Martin.

The remote-controlled ‘super-blimp’ cost around $150million to build, reported Fox 8 news. Nobody was injured on the ground by the landing. Read More