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This Is How The Army's Loose $2.7 Billion Radar Blimp JLENS Was Supposed To Work

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Earlier today the U.S. Army’s JLENS radar blimp broke loose, and it’s currently floating somewhere over Pennsylvania with fighter jets in tow. It’s a sad, comical development for a program that showed much promise but has lately become yet another costly defense boondoggle. From the Foxtrot Alpha archives, here’s how the damn thing was supposed to work.

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Do they really need Mach 2 airplanes to follow a blimp?