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VLADIVOSTOK. November 27. VOSTOK-MEDIA – During the recent session of presidium of the State Council on innovative development of transportation in Ulyanovsk, LocomoSky Company has submitted a project of aerostatic flying vehicle Locomoskaimer with loadlifting capacity of 600 tons to the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Experts agree that the heavy-duty cargo airship will gain considerable popularity in industrial sector, Ballance Intelligent Manufacturing magazine wrote. It will among other things cut the costs of transportation, construction and erection works during development of difficult access areas, primarily oil and gas and energy generating assets, including those related to associated petroleum gas processing.
Locomoskaimer flying vehicle will cost about USD 120 million, which is the price of An-124 Ruslan airplane. However, the lifting capacity of the cargo airship exceeds four times that of the An-124 airplane. Moreover, the airship is capable of delivering cargoes in anywhere in the world without ground infrastructure.