Lockheed Martin’s two-decade-long dream of developing a commercial hybrid airship is about to take off, literally, with initial parts for a prototype arriving over the next two months and first flight targeted for mid-2017. The 280-ft.-long LMH-1 is expected to enter service in 2018 and is a big move for the company in more ways than one. If successful, the vehicle represents the first generation of a planned series of progressively larger hybrid airships that will culminate in the ...


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