My..What a big blimp you have....
The LEMV is a robot blimp the size of a football field, designed to spy across an entire battlefield for weeks at a time. It also looked like military vapourware until now, soaring over the Jersey Shore. You won’t believe how huge it is.
You might think a blimp — a concept militarised during WWI — is a strange choice for the 21st century battlefield. You might think it’s too farfetched to ever become a reality — after all, we started writing about it three years ago, and today the Pentagon can’t even get conventional jets to not cause pilots to black out. But the name of the game is autonomy, and the prospect of a robotic eye that can watch over enormous swaths of enemy terrain without the need for refuelling, maintenance o
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