Pentagon To Deploy Huge Blimps Over Washington, DC For 360-Degree SurveillanceSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 12:37
Pentagon To Deploy Huge Blimps Over Washington, DC For 360-Degree Surveillance
Published time: July 25, 2013 18:43
Edited time: July 26, 2013 15:36
A pair of high-tech Army blimps is coming to the greater Washington, DC area, and soon they will be able to provide the military with surveillance powers that spans hundreds of millions of acres from North Carolina to Niagara Falls, Canada.
The airships are part of Raytheon’s Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS, and when all is said and done they’ll offer the United States military what the defense contractor calls “an affordable elevated, persistent over-the-horizon sensor system” that relies on “a powerful integrated radar system to detect, track and target a variety of threats.”