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"Pentagon Plans Blimp to Spy from New Heights"

(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)

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-spyblim...

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Hey! So now we have a

Hey! So now we have a bridge to nowhere AND a blimp to nowhere!!! Great way to spend the people's money!

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I say let's shoot this thing

I say let's shoot this thing down! Could the Corpranos be planning something?

Finally

Finally, some better resolution on Google Earth.

thanks for posting this

i have heard AJ talk about this but i never saw the docs. thanks
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"Ahhh, no thanks... we already got one!"

The Ron Paul Blimp

Can we set it up to spy on our congress critters?

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Very old news

The big deal about the thing is that it's an experiment in unmanned systems platforms.

Stick lights on it in the daytime and you can't see it. Turn them off at night and you can't see it. Again, old news.

It's so slow that it leaves little air wake behind it (blimps move only about 20 MPH). But it does have a radar signature and an EMF signature.

But even at 65K feet it it hittable with a Phoenix missile, and it's a big target. So it's not invulnerable, just hard to see.

Just like every other blimp that has ever been built.

oh well!.......

"Observe the masses,and do the opposite."

"Observe the masses,and do the opposite."

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Lets get started on that missile...

I'm sure with our talents we can build one from scratch within a year

Ha...Ha...Ha...400 million to build it...50,000 for the missle

to shoot it down !!! Doesn't sound too secure to me.

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This isn't new...

Many years ago, I knew a man living in the FL Keys who, as a civilian, worked with the Navy on their "Fat Albert" program. Fat Albert is the name of a tethered blimp in the lower Keys...there are 3 of them actually...used back-in-the-day for spotting drug runners. The radar equipment, a computer room, large generator, air conditioning, etc., were all housed in the gondola beneath the large airship. My pal explained that they could see a man in an 8ft rowboat at over 200 miles!!...and this was back in the late 80s. I'm sure technology has improved since...like, helicopters and night vision that go faster than the drug planes.

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That's a UFO. Didn't you see the news?

ABC actually called one a UFO and never even mentioned it was really a DHS blimp. Do you think they'll try to pass them off as UFO's?

U.F.O stands for........

Useless Foolish Object

"Observe the masses,and do the opposite."

"Observe the masses,and do the opposite."

What's next?

Cameras in our toilets, and poop analyzers?

I wouldn't be surprise..........

I could see the military is not shy on spending all this money......What a waste..

"Observe the masses,and do the opposite."

"Observe the masses,and do the opposite."