This is the U.S. Army Airship's historic first flight.
The U.S. Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle flew for the first time from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst,
N.J., on August 7, 2012. The air vehicle was airborne for more than
90 minutes during its initial flight.
In an environment of tight budgets and
acquisition reform, the U.S. Army/Northrop Grumman team
successfully demonstrated its nontraditional approach in the
execution of this technically challenging program.
It will provide Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
support for ground troops.