Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Unkotare, Jul 27, 2012.
Where might this lead?
US military surveillance future: Drones now come in swarms? — RT
Would be a good way to watch our southern border too...
Army's all-seeing, super blimp makes debut flight
The U.S. Army has launched the debut flight of its massive Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV), a souped-up blimp designed to fly continuously for 21 days and provide full surveillance of an area.
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Good idea - now if dey can mount some machine guns on `em, dat'll be even better...
From Battlefield to the Border
August 13, 2012, Blimps Used in Afghanistan Tested to Monitor Aliens, Drug Runners From Mexico
Let's see, anti-war protesters thought they saw tiny UFO's buzzing around and spying on them and meanwhile the federal government can't keep track of 3,000 illegal weapons shipped to Mexico in a truck? Is there a comprehension disconnection or is it just the drugs?
From the link:
They'd get blown off course by wind outside. To be most useful for spying in closed environments, they'd have to operate in silence. The versions considered in the article, going into caved, flying in and out of collapsed structures seem to be hype for sales, maybe to stimulate interest by potential purchaser/investors with an eye for some present unknown use. Reminds me of the way manufacturers of small drones have seeked to generate markets where surveillance is a work product like sheriffs departments, border patrolling, etc, in lieu of or in advance of sending in people.
The CIA's R&D guys are probably sitting back thinking "Been there, done that".
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