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AUVSI 2012: Army highlights LEMV milestone

9th August 2012 - 21:42 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas


Image source: Northrop Grumman

In her keynote address to AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America, Lt Gen Mary Legere, Deputy Chief of Staff, G2, US Army, highlighted this week’s first flight of the service’s Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV). The milestone flight occurred on 7 August at Joint Base McGuire - Dix – Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Northrop Grumman is developing and testing the long-duration hybrid airship system with an industry team that includes Hybrid Air Vehicles of the United Kingdom and others.

According to Legere, the initial flight of ‘the Department of Defense’s latest UAS airship – the LEMV’ reflected: ’25 months of very, very hard

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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