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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Maiden Flight: 10 August 2012
Total Production: 3
Also Known As: Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Hybrid Air Vehicles, Northrop Grumman*, SAIC and Warwick Mills   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: LEMV
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Maiden Flight: 10 August 2012
Total Production: 3
Total Cost: USD$517 million
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Description: The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) is a US Army program pursuing persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability over the battlefield installed on an hybrid airship larger than a football field. The US Army awarded a 18-month $517 million contract to a Northrop Grumman team in June 2010 for three LEMV airships. These three airships will be tested in Afghanistan supporting US Army forces.

The LEMV is capable of sustaining altitudes of 20,000-ft while keeping a geostationary position in austere forward locations for more than three weeks. It is operated using beyond-line-of-sight command and control systems.

LEMV Specifications

Ceiling: 20,000 foot (6,096 meter)
Flight Endurance: 21 day (504 hour)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 4 news between
14 Jun 2010 and 10 Aug 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012US Army LEMV Airship Completes Maiden Flight
Tuesday, February 1, 2011LEMV Program Completes Critical Design Review
Monday, September 27, 2010AAI Receives Ground Control Station Award for US Army's LEMV Airship Program
Monday, June 14, 2010US Army Orders Three Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle LEMV Airships

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