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Army’s new spy blimp makes first test flight over Jersey (W/Video)

Photo Army’s new spy Blimp over Jersey. “The “hybrid” airship takes off like a plane and uses helium to stay aloft” CREDIT: Northrop Grumman SOURCE: USA Today: Online

from USA Today

Aug 08, 2012

By Michael Winter, USA TODAY

After a two-month delay, the Army’s high-tech spy blimp has made its maiden flight, over the New Jersey Shore.

The football-field-size airship — Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, in Army parlance — was put through its paces for 90 minutes Tuesday evening at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, a military spokesman confirmed to our Gannett colleagues at the Courier News.  . . . . Read Complete Report