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Walrus advanced technology demonstrator

Country of Origin: USA


The Walrus program, initiated by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and later canceled, aimed to develop an aircraft carrier-sized heavier-than-air vehicle. It would have used a combination of aerodynamic lift, vectored thrust and gas buoyancy to carry a 500-ton payload 12,000 nm (22,200 km) in less than seven days. Walrus program manager Phil Hunt emphasized that, "This is not an airship. This is a heavier-than-air vehicle."

Plans called for the Walrus to...

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