The US Army is now flight testing their LEMV:
A football field-sized blimp belonging to the¬†U.S. Army¬†was spotted over New Jersey skies Tuesday.
Dubbed the Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, or LEMV, it‚Äôs the army‚Äôs latest aerospace project,Wired¬†reported.¬†YouTube¬†user jmeriney revealed the blimp in a video he posted on Wednesday.
Made by military aircraft manufacturer Northrop Grumman, the LEMV is designed to be a lighter-than-air cargo surveillance airship that can fly without a pilot.
It can float above combat zones for 21 days straight, and is equipped with high-tech sensors that can monitor insurgents from above, the¬†Wall Street Journal¬†reported. While the blimp can only travel up to 30 miles an hour, it consumes 10 times less fuel than other vehicles with comparable assets.