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HAV sets test programme for end of 2014

28th February 2014 - 16:37 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Cardington


Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) expects to initiate a full flight test programme of its airship concept by the end of the year, officials have revealed.

Developed under the US Army’s Long Endurance Multi-intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) programme, the air vehicle was originally designed in collaboration with Northrop Grumman as an OPV.

However, despite completing its maiden flight in 2012, the LEMV programme was cancelled before the test campaign could be completed.

Following the programme’s cancellation, HAV- which developed the HAV304 hybrid air vehicle element- bought back the platform minus mission-specific equipment for $301,000 in 2013. Since then, HAV has continued to

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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