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DoD still awaiting benefits of LTA investment

10th April 2012 - 14:55 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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The US DoD is not benefiting enough from multi-million dollar investment in lighter-than-air (LTA) technology, the CEO of Bye Aerospace has warned.

According to George Bye, who is marketing the Star Light HALE UAS as a cost-effective alternative to Global Hawk, the DoD ‘has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in lighter-than-air but received nothing for the investment’.

He was referring to initiatives including the $500 million being pumped into the Northrop Grumman and US Army-led Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) programme, which was scheduled to complete its maiden flight last year.

‘[LTA] is the right technology but the key is

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