Some Serious Blimps Coming to Protect DC in 2014

@mikehjr tweets us word from Gizmodo:

Sometime in 2014, the Defense Department will deploy a pair of JLENS blimps over Washington DC to watch over the nation’s capital. At 74-meters long, the aircraft aren’t exactly Goodyear blimp-sized, but they’re not inconspicuous either. The JLENS system is made up of two aerostats: One equipped with a fire control radar that provides targeting data and the other with a surveillance radar that can see in all directions. Floating at 10,000 feet above the ground, the JLENS system will also be able to see all the way out to the Atlantic Ocean.

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