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Northrop Grumman’s LEMV BLIMP Takes Flight at Lakehurst, NJ (Videos)

August 25th, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind

The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) has been an elusive ISR goal for the Department of Defense through numerous false starts and half-completed contracts, but on August 7th at 6:49 pm EST a new LEMV hybrid blimp first took to the air at Lakehurst Navel air station in NJ. The vehicle is based upon a design by Hybrid Air Vehicles, LTD, and developed by Northrop Grumman. Many new considerations have come into the design of this airship but there are some old myths to be dispelled as well.


The Power of Blimps Rise Again

September 8th, 2011 | by Breath on the Wind

Not your typical cigar, but a decidedly feminine form, complete with a double helium bag, flat bottom and skirts, this hybrid dirigible is buoyed by both military and civilian contracts. The Hybrid Air Vehicle also combines properties of an aircraft and a hovercraft



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