TreeHugger.com has an article about the US military hiring the Kite Ship “Beluga SkySails ” to transport Military equipment from Europe.
Basically it saves them a huge amount of money by reducing fuel consumption. Although not the primary motivator, the fact that the ship uses innovations to reduce costs was a factor in the Military’s decision. Cuts costs, it’s better for our enviornment, and it has a huge ass kite! What more could you want.
See the complete press release on Military.com