Will airships make a comeback? Lockheed Martin thinks so and has invested substantial amounts of money and the last 20 years into developing new technology for their Hybrid Airships.
Lockheed Martin claims that two-thirds of the world’s land areas and more than half the world’s population do not have access to paved roads or runways. These are the people and areas Lockheed Martin proposes to assist via humanitarian relief with their new airship technology.
Watch Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airship Concept
With unlimited access to isolated locations around the globe, Hybrid Airships safely and sustainably support a wide range of activities in areas with little to no infrastructure. The airship offers the simplicity of a pickup truck by carrying cargo loads and personnel in and out of remote areas daily, not just certain seasons or only after major road, rail or airport infrastructure is developed.