France has entered the global race to develop a viable cargo airship with a 500-foot blimp designed to lift lumber from deep woodland. Flying Whales is joining a contest that includes defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. and a clutch of smaller players. What’s different about the latest project is the combined benefit of the blimp being able to lift an industry-leading 60 tons, but without any requirement for mooring pylons. The company has already secured about 200 million euros ($246 million) ...
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