Northrop Grumman intends to spark a hybrid airship revival with a $517 million contract awarded today to deliver three slightly heavier-than-air aircraft to the US Army for deployment to Afghanistan.
Partnering with UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles, Northrop captured the
award for the long-endurance multi-intelligence vehicle (LEMV) programme
despite a strong rival bid led by Lockheed
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