Skip to comments.Pentagon to deploy huge blimps over Washington, DC for 360-degree surveillance
Posted on 07/26/2013 2:13:50 AM PDT by TexGrill
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 Raytheons Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS, and when all is said and done theyll 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.
Raytheon has just wrapped up a six-week testing period in the state of Utah and is now sending its JLENS fleet to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Once there, the Army intends to get some hands-on experience that will eventually culminate in launching the pair of airships over Washington, DC.
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Can’t wait for one to crash into the White House
To provide that security, though, the Army will send its integrated pair of airships around 75 yards in length each high into the sky carrying powerful radars that can look deep into enemy territory. First, however, the residents of the metropolitan Washington, DC area and those in around a dozen states stretching the mid-Atlantic into New England will be asked to ignore a pair of sophisticated spying machines
I guess we all know how DC feels about us now.
[BTW - this is a radar-upgraded Aerostat like that used at Ft. Huachuca for the last 20 odd years to look into the Mexican border for drug traffickers - a tethered balloon with a radar]
“Cant wait for one to crash into the White House”
You might be thinking “Hindenburg.” The Hindenburg had a huge girder frame and was a substantial thing. These are just balloons that are pointed at both ends. There will be an instrument package that weighs from a few pounds to a few hundred pounds. The crash speed would be slow...really slow.
Wouldn’t it be considered blowback if a blimp crashes into the White House? Considering the incompetence that reigns supreme under the Obummer administration there’s a good chance such an incident may occur and AG Holder will call it a racist hate crime since the blimp was colored white.
It should be a comfort to those in DC, who instead of monitored by invisible satellites can just look into the sky and see that they’re being watched by big brother, all the time.
Huge blimps? Maybe the female members of the CBC will finally start earning their pay checks.
I make that beer for a living, ya know...
(Actually, I only make the malt for that beer)
The more things change the more they remain the same.
Raytheons Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System,
Let’s call this thing what it is.
It’s for spying on United States Citizens.
It certainly isn’t being placed there to look for Cruise missiles. That is if this story is real and not somebodies idea of a stupid joke.
Let me distill the yeast for an extra PRISM after taste.
What is Washington, D.C. afraid of?
I was wondering what they did with the ones they removed from our southern border.
The Feral Government is worried and they should be....
Calling for all hackers
I work with a guy who’s experimenting with home brewing.
He makes this AWESOME coffee flavored thick and rich beer.
If Coors would buy his recipe and market it...
They’d make mint, and my pal could retire.
Pogo: “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”
The regime grows more paranoid with every passing day. The question is, as always, what are We, the people going to do about it. If all we do is complain, write to the regime members in Versailles on the Potomac or burn up the phone lines, then we will have done nothing.
Sadly, the time for secession - peaceful or not - has passed. So has an American Revolution II. I fear that it will be French Revolution II, with all of its undesirable attributes.
And to the NSA trolls, FU.