Here’s an amazing idea heard on CBC’s “Trailblazer” morning show today: Lockheed Martin and other companies are developing prototypes for relatively inexpensive “airships.”
It turns out northern diamond mines spent more than $100 million on airplane cargo last year, and it’s obviously expensive flying milk and oranges to places like Cambridge Bay or Ulukhaktok.
According to the report, these blimps could change cargo from dollars per ton to pennies per ton, and could start flying within 5-10 years. They were originally designed for military use, such as carrying tanks.
(These two images are taken from Google image search. Neat, eh? Looks like science fiction but maybe not!)