SENSOR CHOICE: Northrop Grumman says the second and third hybrid airships planned under the U.S. Army’s Long-Endurance Multi-intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) demonstration program could have different sensors and other improvements. Air vehicle 1, planned to fly in mid-2011 and deploy to Afghanistan early in 2012, will carry available video, radar and signals intelligence payloads purchased by the Army, including Northrop’s own Vader active-array radar for detecting and tracking vehicles and ...


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