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When we first wrote about the Aeroscraft ML866 in October it was still being built, but the airship has finished testing and is preparing for its first flight.Built by Worldwide Aeros Corp. in California, the lighter than air vehicle uses technology developed by DARPA in 2005. That feasibility project was called Walrus HULA and spurred awards to both Lockheed Martin and Aeros for initial development.
The company is betting on its success: Aeros CEO Igor Pasternak says, “This is truly the beginning of a vertical global transportation solution for perhaps the next 100 years.”
The AerosCraft uses a lightweight yet yet incredibly strong interior frame to carry large loads for long distances at great altitudes
And of course the military would love to have a warehouse full of gear set down onto distant battlefields without the need for a runway
The company says future passengers will, 'Embark on the highest quality of travel and transport to any location around the world!'
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