Stratobus Eyes 2023 First Flight With French Support

Credit: Thales Alenia Space
Thales Alenia Space says its Stratobus high-altitude airship could fly in 2023, after securing interest from the French military. The company, a joint venture of Thales and Leonardo, plans to study potential military uses of the Stratobus as part of a contract issued by the French defense materiel...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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