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US Army's new $0.5bn British airship will fly 'mid-next summ

Beitragvon hilgenberg » Mo, 08.11.2010 9:14

US Army's new $0.5bn British airship will fly 'mid-next summer'
Still puny vs '30s zeppelins - Reg units analysis
By Lewis Page
Posted in Science, 5th November 2010 16:05 GMT

The US Army's bold scheme to build a mighty optionally-crewed airship with the aid of British designers is going well, according to the ship's builders.

American defence-industrial mammoth Northrop, contracted to deliver the Long Endurance Multi-intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) ship to the US Army Space and Missile Defence Command, says that the ship has "completed three important program milestones" - reviews of the project's feasibility before manufacturing begins - and it is on track for first flight in "mid-next summer".
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/05 ... ilestones/
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Re: US Army's new $0.5bn British airship will fly 'mid-next

Beitragvon hilgenberg » Mo, 08.11.2010 9:19

Und gleich noch einer dazu:

Northrop’s Huge Army Spy Blimp Floats On
By Spencer Ackerman
November 4, 2010

Northrop Grumman’s ginormous experimental spying blimp is progressing rapidly, the company wants you to know. In barely a year, Northrop predicts, it’ll be ready to test in an “operational environment.”

The Army awarded Northrop a $517 million contract in June to develop a trio of unmanned, seven-story, football-field sized mega-blimps called Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicles. If successful, the blimp will stay in the air for up to three weeks at a time, using 2500 pounds’ worth of “sensors, antennas, data links and signals intelligence equipment” to capture still and video images of civilians and adversaries below and send the pictures to troops’ bases. It should work with the Army’s standard drone-controlling system, called the Universal Ground Control Station. And it’s a hybrid, lifted into the air by helium and propelled by four diesel engines.
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Weiter unter (Quelle):
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/11 ... floats-on/
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