"Pentagon Plans Blimp to Spy from New Heights"Submitted by Iron-man01 on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 09:51
(The giant dirigible would use radar to closely and constantly monitor activity on the ground from 65,000 feet.)
Reporting from Washington -- The Pentagon said Thursday that it intends to spend $400 million to develop a giant dirigible that will float 65,000 feet above the Earth for 10 years, providing unblinking and intricate radar surveillance of the vehicles, planes and even people below.
"It is absolutely revolutionary," Werner J.A. Dahm, chief scientist for the Air Force, said of the proposed unmanned airship -- describing it as a cross between a satellite and a spy plane.....(More on this story in link below)