Air Force longs to forget it ever wanted Blue Devil airship

The Air Force this month will dismantle and store the prototype of its $211 million Blue Devil 2 airship housed in massive steel hangar on the coast of North Carolina, reports David Axe at Wired's Danger Room blog.

In a radical departure of earlier plans and discussions, the Air Force has dropped the idea of using high-altitude surveillance airships and no longer sees a future for airships in its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance arsenal, the story said.

Mav 6, the contractor that built Blue Devil 2, still has hopes for the project and plans to discuss a possible future for its airship with the Navy, the story said.

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