The LMH-1 Hybrid Airship, the next wave of affordable cargo and personnel transport technology, is the result of 20 years of investment by Lockheed Martin. Built to deliver materials and teams of personnel to the world’s most inaccessible areas, Lockheed’s hybrid airship combines patented innovations such as the Air Cushion Landing System (ACLS), Thrust-Vectoring
Propulsion and the Self-propelled Instrument for Damage Evaluation and Repair (SPIDER). The cargo airship is designed to land and takeoff on any surface, and is capable of operating in all weather conditions. British company Straightline Aviation has already signed a letter of intent to purchase 12 of the airships with an order set to be fulfilled in 2020.
Published: April 2018
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