Massive airship order

Slightly off topic for this space as they are not small, but an announcement yesterday by Northrop Grumman of  $517 million order for three airships is great news for the UK UAS sector.  Hybrid Air Vehicles and Northrop won the long-endurance multi-intelligence vehicle (LEMV) programme despite a strong rival bid led by Lockeed Martin Skunk Works division. I can’t help being excited by this one having seen a demonstrator airframe flying from Cardington last year.  Well done Hybrid!