Sunday, January 22, 2006

High Altitude Airship

High Altitude Airship (HAA)
This one's from the Schram-man
Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors, Akron, Ohio is being awarded a cost reimbursable contract to build and demonstrate the technical feasibility and military utility of the High Altitude Airship. Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will develop an unmanned and untethered prototype airship with the requirement of remaining on station for one continuous month at a nominal cruise altitude. This prototype vehicle will also have a minimum payload capacity of 500 pounds with 3 kW of power. The total contract effort is estimated at $149,220,102. The principal place of performance will be at Lockheed Martin in Akron, Ohio and completion is expected by November 2010. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity for contract HQ0006-06-C-0001 a blimp? Right. Cause nothing says missle defense like a blimp. Sorry, nothing says missle defense like a $150 million dollar blimp. Asshats.


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