US puts in blimps over Washington against alleged drone threat




NORAD is the military organization east of the US capital Washington two blimps with radars plates. The blimps protect the airspace according to the army against missiles and drones.

The blimps could stay for a month in the air to perform their monitoring function. The under 70 meter blimps placed Jlens radar system, which stands for joint land attack cruise missile defense elevated netted sensor system uses VHF radar waves to detect any threats, while a focused X-band radar more information about a possible can collect target. As well as enemy missiles, the radar system would also be able to be able to detect drones, writes Defense One.

The unmanned airships are not uncontroversial. Some individuals and organizations fear that the army they can use to monitor city residents. In the city are therefore already initiated lawsuits against the program, but the US military denies that the system infringes on the privacy of citizens. NORAD maintains many details about the system secret.


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