Here is what it can do.
Lift 500 plus tons, cruises at 100 mph, travel 12000 miles in 7 days, and fly at altitudes up to 20,000 feet.Now this is transformational. Just by reference, a C-17 can take 170,900 lbs. 500 tons is 1,000,000 pounds. This airship can take the load of almost 6 C-17s - and it can dump it anywhere on water or land.
- Does not require sea and air port infrastructures;
- Can operate with vertical take off and landing in and out of third world countries;
- Could provide tremendous positive impact to humanitarian efforts throughout the world.;
- Will provide a lower cost option of transporting cargo world wide, point to point.
Let's not even start to talk about the long-dwell ISR capabilities of this thing.