New Airship Could Revolutionize Logistics in the Arctic

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The primary reason that the Arctic has remained largely undeveloped is the difficulty of transportation and logistics in such harsh climates. Current aircraft require large runways, ground crews, and other infrastructures that are difficult or impossible to build and maintain upon constantly changing beds of ice and snow. But a new aircraft, still in development, could make it practical to begin tapping into the wealth of natural and human resources in these remote regions.

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