7 August 2011, 14:24

New Russian airship for Arctic research

New Russian airship for Arctic research

Russian engineers have designed an innovative dirigible for the exploration of the Arctic. Thanks to unique know-how, its pressure on ice during landing will be extremely weak, thus enabling it to deliver people and cargo even to half-melted ice floes. The Atlant-30 airship is much more maneuverable than the existing analogues and is capable of vertical landing and takeoff.

Russian engineers have designed an innovative dirigible for the exploration of the Arctic.

Thanks to unique know-how, its pressure on ice during landing will be extremely weak, thus enabling it to deliver people and cargo even to half-melted ice floes.

The Atlant-30 airship is much more maneuverable than the existing analogues and is capable of vertical landing and takeoff. Its hull is made of ultra strong weather-resistant materials.

The first Atlant-30s will be in service in three years.

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