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Navy blimp flying around Hudson River and NYC – why?

For the past couple days – a enormous Navy blimp has been milling around the NYC area.

Anyone know why? What tactical purpose does this blimp serve… Is it the “Mama Drone?”

9 Responses

  1. finea says:

    It could be part of Airforce week which ends today.

    • hoboken411 says:

      @finea – thanks! Makes sense. You also helped me solve a puzzle from this past weekend..

      We were in the city seeing a show – and heard a fast jet go by, and couldn’t figure out what it was. Turns out it was a military fly-by for the NY Yankees game.

      http://www.airforceweek.af.mil/

      [quote comment=”216825″]It could be part of Airforce week which ends today.
      [/quote]

      • HansBrix says:

        Wait – a NAVY blimp as part of AIR FORCE week?

        [quote comment=”216826″]@finea – thanks! Makes sense. You also helped me solve a puzzle from this past weekend..We were in the city seeing a show – and heard a fast jet go by, and couldn’t figure out what it was. Turns out it was a military fly-by for the NY Yankees game.[/quote]

      • whineanddineinhob says:

        The Air Force IS the Department of the Navy, and so are the Marines.[quote comment=”216827″]Wait – a NAVY blimp as part of AIR FORCE week?[/quote]

      • ab005g says:

        WhineandDine- you are incorrect on that fact. The Air Force was originally founded as part of the Army, however after WW2 it was separated out into its own independent branch (e.g. Department of the Air Force).

        The Navy does have its own airplanes and aircraft squadrons that are totally independent from the Air Force. [quote comment=”216829″]The Air Force IS the Department of the Navy, and so are the Marines.[/quote]

      • joey maxim says:

        ab005..correct has been since 1947..The Navy blimp proberly out of lakehurst nj ,and has been prior to the hindenberg blowing up in 1937..[quote comment=”216830″]WhineandDine- you are incorrect on that fact. The Air Force was originally founded as part of the Army, however after WW2 it was separated out into its own independent branch (e.g. Department of the Air Force).The Navy does have its own airplanes and aircraft squadrons that are totally independent from the Air Force.[/quote]

      • escaped68 says:

        It is out of lakehurst,there was a picture in the asbury park press a couple of days ago about a new blimp. It is for use as a long tern survailiance platform and it was being tested so they must have taken it for a ride.[quote comment=”216839″]ab005..correct has been since 1947..The Navy blimp proberly out of lakehurst nj ,and has been prior to the hindenberg blowing up in 1937..[/quote]

      • whineanddineinhob says:

        My bad.[quote comment=”216830″]WhineandDine- you are incorrect on that fact. The Air Force was originally founded as part of the Army, however after WW2 it was separated out into its own independent branch (e.g. Department of the Air Force).The Navy does have its own airplanes and aircraft squadrons that are totally independent from the Air Force.[/quote]

    • LimaEchoEcho says:

      It IS indeed a spyship. I’m sorry i didnt get a chance to see for myself. The Navy just invested $517 Mil on this new toy (the MZ-3A) to be used as a high altitude observation platform with lots of fun stuff inside. It is stationed down in Lakehurst and is currently in the testing phase. The like the blimp because it stays up in the air for longer periods of time and doesn’t require a runway to land. It was on the news not too long ago.
      [quote comment=”216825″]It could be part of Airforce week which ends today.[/quote]
      [quote comment=”216825″]It could be part of Airforce week which ends today.[/quote]

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