U.K. firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) willdesign the platform for the Long-Endurance Multi-intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) unmanned surveillance airship to be built for use in Afghanistan under Northrop Grumman’s $517 million contract from the U.S. Army. Although the LEMV will be assembled and tested in the U.S. before being deployed to Afghanistan for military utility evaluation, HAV will have design authority for the air vehicle, which will be based on its 302-ft.-long HAV304 hybrid ...

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