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Busted! Pentagon called out for $300M ‘tax dollar waste’ in form of blimp

Pentagon pork blimp

WASHINGTON – Busted! This is the giant airship the Pentagon reportedly spent almost $300 million developing.

Now, after the project has been scrapped, it is being sold for less than 1 percent of what it cost to make.

Officials commissioned the seven-story, blimp-like aircraft that could hover over war zones for up to three weeks during the height of the Afghanistan war.

However, $297 million later, the failed ship was sold back to the company that made it for a bargain of $301,000.

It might sound like a complete waste of tax dollars but Army officials said it was anything but.

They said what the learned from the technology will save money in the long run.

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