Saturday, June 19, 2010

Army awards $517M contract for high-tech surveillance blimp

Just like the LRAD and the microwave gun, these will be field tested in foreign battlefields, but this is being developed to be used against you.

    Stripes.com -

    But the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle is expected to provide commanders with real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information, all from 20,000 feet.

    The $517 million, five-year contract to build up to three blimplike LEMVs was awarded to Northrop Grumman by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. While company officials wouldn’t provide a solid launch date, they said the first one should be floating over the skies of Afghanistan in about 18 months.

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