Tethered Aerostat - Dubai

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kjfitz picture
@ 2008-07-18 16:42:09
great find!

Actually it is a Tethered Aerostat. Like a blimp but unmanned and tethered to the ground. You can see the base of the tether just to the west of the balloon.

We have a whole category of these:

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/category/buildings/military-aerostat/

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@ 2008-07-18 17:11:03
Does anyone else think that runway near the tether to the west looks a bit small. Like maybe a UAV runway?
adrbr picture
@ 2008-07-18 18:13:25
Yes. it is really a Tethered Aerostat.
jbottero picture
@ 2008-07-19 12:23:37
It could accommodate props.