Transcom Head William Fraser Considering Hybrid Cargo Airships

Gen. William Fraser

Gen. William Fraser

Air Force Gen. William Fraser, head of Transportation Command, has indicated that hybrid airships could have the potential to carry more cargo than a ship or aircraft.

Fraser told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday helium-fueled airfoil-shaped blimps could be used to take cargo delivery from the factory to the battlefield, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

He noted that the airships could be faster than conventional cargo ships and aircraft such as the C-17, according to the report.

California-based aerospace company Worldwide Aeros Corp. built an airship for the Defense Department and NASA with the intent to carry up to 66 tons per flight.

Click over to our sister site TheNewNewInternet for more details on that blimp, including the type of cargo it could carry.

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