Cryptogon.com is a website that endeavors to expose information about covert operations performed by governments, corporations and the media. Kevin Flaherty is it's author and he resides in New Zealand.
Basically, it's a great site to read if you need creative inspiration to come up with a cool movie thriller that has an element of realism. Or, if Flaherty's views impress you, it could be a life altering journey into the unfiltered truth.
Over the years, Flaherty has reported upon and speculated about EEStor. His view is that EEStor's technology may have originated from government research...a view I don't share but can't rule out.
In any case, Flaherty drew attention to the recent crash of the Lockheed Martin HALE-D airship because the county sheriff where the experimental vehicle crashed said that one of the major concerns of Lockheed Martin in recovering the vehicle was "the batteries." Don't believe it? Well, then have a gander at the video. The sheriff says "it is top secret through the military. But the batteries was a big thing. They didn't want anyone going around that aircraft once it was down and they wanted us to provide security. "
Here is a gizmag article about the crash.
Even if the batteries in question weren't EEStor related, you have to wonder what batteries Lockheed Martin would be so worried about losing. Hhmmmmmm....
A funny thing about the crash of an aircraft is that many government agencies end up responding and writing reports about what happened. When the HALE-D blimp crashed in the remote hunting grounds of Pennsylvania, personnel from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, Pennsylvania State Police and local fire department responded.
According to an internal report of the incident written by Lockheed Martin and submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, "Primary concerns were ongoing generation of electricity by the airship's photovoltaic array, and the condition of its lithium battery. The integrity of the battery and its container ultimately proved intact." Lockheed officials confirmed that the battery in question was removed from the area following HAZMAT procedures out of an abundance of caution.
According to Lockheed officials, the batteries used were lithium ion polymer batteries developed by Lockheed's space division for space applications. Officials within the Army Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville, AL, who own the vehicle, could not immediately confirm or deny any details about the batteries in question.
The Lockheed DEP report includes this description of the Hale-D:
HALE-D was 232 feet wide, 75 feet in its greatest diameter, weighing approximately 3800 pounds, and with a volume of 580,000 cubic feet. Its two electric propulsion motors drew energy generated by photovoltaic film on the uppermost portio of the airship's hull, with the energy stored in a metal-enclosed lithium ion polymer battery. Each of the battery cells was sealed individually with aluminum-laminated film. Liquids on the HALE-D were limited to the solvents within the battery, and to 16 gallons of trim fluid (used to maintain the airships equilibrium by pumping the fluid through a system of tubes and containers) by the trade name "Dynalene MV" (see attached material safety data sheet).
Two days after the crash or "controlled descent," the HALE-D caught fire destroying the entire envelop or hull of the ship.
My gut says these are not EEStor batteries, folks.