Army spy blimp flies over New Jersey

Published: 10 August, 2012, 01:05

The Pentagon has successfully gotten its football field-size super-spy blimp up in the air and congrats, America — you’re in luck! The US Army has completed a test run of its Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle right here in the United States.

Video footage has surfaced of what is believed to be the first domestic test flight of the Pentagon’s Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, or LEMV, a space-age surveillance craft that can conduct spy missions high in the sky.

The military did not announce to the public ahead of time that it would be conducting test missions of the surveillance craft, which caused confusion for many civilians who saw the LEMV stay afloat for over an hour. Finally late Tuesday, John H. Cummings, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, confirmed to Gannett that the LEMV did engage in a 90-minute test flight Tuesday evening over Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, just south of Trenton.

In a statement made this week, Mr. Cummings tells the media that the test run was successful and that researchers are now conducting additional testing to see how the vehicle withstood the flight.


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Comment by truth on August 10, 2012 at 7:00am

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