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Blimps to bolster Washington's air shield in test

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  1. DOC44

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    Blimps to bolster Washington's air shield in test


    http://news.yahoo.com/blimps-bolste...RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3


    What's up with this.... politicians getting paranoid or rightfully scared. How much does this cost us??

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    The Homeland Security industry has been pimping surveillance blimps for awhile. Now they expand to radar blimps.
     

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    Sounds like they are having trouble detecting low flying aircraft in the D.C. area.

    I suspect these blimps have downward looking radar and FLIR to keep track of suspicious kites and people.
     
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    civilian drones???

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    Wow! I am impressed.

    The possibilities .....

    Someone, in some barn or garage, some home inventor is working on a Stealth model.
     
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    The surveillance models worked pretty well in Iraq. You can see a long way with those things depending on the weather. Add FLIR & laser designators, and you have a nifty toy.
     
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    R/C aircraft must be banned!!!!
     
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    only the gooberment can have them.... like hi-cap clips:rofl:

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    Seems to me ... last several times the goobrmint tried blimps ... it didn't work out ... :whistling:
     
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    since when did the gooberment stop stepping in the same hole, over and over and over.... some senator's son must be in the blimp business.

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    The ground tethered ones have been used on the southern border and in Iraq for well over a decade. This one does seem a bit different.

    IIRC, first one I saw was near Eagle Pass TX in 1997.
     
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    Ah ... ground tether is the key .... they can be hauled in and battened down when the weather turns bad ...

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    And moved. The bad guys like to try to put holes in them.
     
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    Well, they can try .... but they're at 10,000 feet (& could be as high as 15,000 feet.

    (Y'all flying little airplanes in the vicinity be careful about that cable, y'hear .... :wow:


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    Ok ... I see Maobama's problem with it:

    :upeyes:

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    You still have to float 'em and reel 'em in.
     
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    Crank fast ? ... :outtahere::supergrin:

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