Another Government 'Eye In The Sky'. Army Tests Spy Blimp.
Army Tests Spy Blimp Over NJ
Manufacturer Northrop Grumman says the 302-foot long airship is designed to be a high altitude observation platform
The Army is testing its $517 million spy blimp in the skies over the New Jersey military base where the German airship Hindenburg crashed in 1937.
The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle spent more than 90 minutes around Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Ocean County on Tuesday.
Manufacturer Northrop Grumman says the 302-foot long airship is designed to be a high altitude observation platform.
It can be operated by a crew or by remote control.
Army spokesman John Cummings tells the Asbury Park Press the primary objective of the maiden flight was to perform a safe launch and recovery.
The airship is 100 feet longer than the Goodyear Blimp and is filled with helium.
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