GOVERNMENT ORDERS SPY BLIMP
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on August 2, 2006
The government has hired defense subcontractor Lockheed Martin to design and develop an enormous blimp that will be used to spy on Americans, according to the Athens News. Government agencies such as the NSA are anticipating that as early as 2009 the blimp will be operational and begin supporting new ways of monitoring everything that happens in the country.
High Altitude Airship
The Lockheed Martin High Altitude Airship (HAATM), an unmanned lighter-than-air vehicle, will operate above the jet stream in a quasi-geostationary position to deliver persistent station keeping as a surveillance platform, telecommunications relay, or a weather observer.
This updated concept of a proven technology takes lighter-than-air vehicles into a realm that gives users capabilities on par with satellites at a fraction of the cost. In position, an airship would survey a 600-mile diameter area and millions of cubic miles of airspace.
Just another tool to spy on Americans while they say it is to be used for fighting terrorists.