The U.S. Army has confirmed Northrop Grumman will develop the Long Endurance Multi-intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) technology demonstrator, awarding the company a five-year, $517 million contract to build and fly the three-week-endurance hybrid airship. Sources close to the program noted Northrop’s win to Aviation Week last week (Aerospace DAILY, June 14). Lockheed Martin was the other finalist. The Northrop-led team is to complete development and testing within 18 months, after which ...

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