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Army Spy Blimp Tested Over New Jersey

Tyler93 Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 12:57 AM
These are not the same as run of the mill birthday ballons. Very resilient. Their biggest enemy is wind. You aren't bringing them down with a 9mm I guarantee you.
The United States Army recently tried out an expensive new purchase in the skies of New Jersey. The Army’s spy blimp took flight for the first time on Tuesday evening. NBC New York reported on the event:

The Army is testing its $517 million spy blimp in the skies over the New Jersey military base where the German airship Hindenburg crashed in 1937.

The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle spent more than 90 minutes around Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Ocean County on Tuesday.

Manufacturer Northrop Grumman says the 302-foot long airship is...