To lift your spirits after yesterday’s very sad news about Eureka being grounded, here is a photo of an airship that is still very much in the air.
This is the U.S. Navy’s MZ-3A, a modified A-170 blimp owned by the government and operated by a civilian contractor. MZ-3A is described by the Navy as a “flying laboratory used to test sensors and multi-intelligence suites for DoD and other governmental agencies. The airship provides a slow moving, vibration free and low operating cost platform required for some Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance sensors.”
I was at Lakehurst last month working on a project that I will describe here in greater detail in the very near future.
My thanks to the JB-McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst public affairs sergeant who took this photo for the blog, and who was incredibly helpful, as always, with the recent project.