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China’s New Spy Airship Hunts Aircraft Carriers From the Edge of Space

China’s New Spy Airship Hunts Aircraft Carriers From the Edge of Space

Earlier this month, China tested a new helium-filled airship that will soar to great height to offer the government new and broad surveillance capabilities. Called Yuanmeng​, ​the ship is expected to be able to stay aloft for up to 48 hours. 

According to People’s Daily Online, an official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, the Yuanmeng was tested above Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, on October 6.

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