EADS Innovation Works — the European giant’s research and technology arm — is exploring a concept for a twin-hulled tropospheric airship capable of staying aloft for 40 days. EADS says it has completed initial definition of the Tropospheric Airship, and is “now seeking partners for follow-on work that could lead to flight test of a first (manned) demonstrator in three years.” Intended for long-endurance, all-weather surveillance missions over the Arctic, the Tropospheric Airship is ...

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