For years, the army has spent millions, if not billions of dollars building high-tech flying machines that can skim under radar while launching missiles thousands of miles to countries overseas. What they have failed to do is worry about the budget that they are using, and the money that they spend with every vehicle that comes off of the assembly line. Now, they’ve taken a greener look at some of their surveillance technology and recently unveiled a “Super Blimp”, the LEMV Airship. It isn’t what this ship can’t do when compared to stealth bombers, it’s what it can do that no other aircraft the army has can.
The LEMV Airship, or Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle is essentially the Rolls Royce of blimps, and is designed to fly continuously for 21 straight days while providing “unblinking” surveillance of the graound below. The LEMV can barely fit inside Dallas Cowboys Stadium and towers more than seven stories. Built by Northrop Grumman, the blimp is designed to be a hybrid version of what most peo