Blimps to bolster Washington's air shield in test

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AZWarrior wrote:

I can’t help but think these could better be used to protect decent Americans instead of corrupt Washington DC. Once again it is all about the criminal elite in power.

Feb 01, 2013 5:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jhvance wrote:

“Battle of Britain” 2.0 (or 3.0) aerostats would make little sense if there were Patriot (or ‘Iron Dome’) missile batteries dispersed around the region, and a semblance of awareness in the FAA and NORAD whether aircraft have (or have not) been hijacked if found to be operating in restricted airspace without authorization but won’t respond to repeated calls, whether or not fighter jets have been scrambled to intercept.

Feb 02, 2013 5:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mikefromaz wrote:

Geez…..who sold this boondoggle? The United States at the time of the 9/11 attacks had the most expensive technically superior command and control system in the world bar none. Just as the attacks on Pearl Harbor proved out, the people in charge of the early warning radar either had no idea of what to do, any more than their superiors did. If an ICBM was approaching and detected 340 miles away it would already be too late. Not because it doesnt “work”, but in all likelyhood the operator would be busy with his coffee and donut, and the big guys would be out fishing or playing golf.

Feb 03, 2013 9:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
EastCoastM wrote:

My only reaction to seeing this news is, “how is it possible that all this information if right there for me to see as easily as it is for an any and all enemies to see?” How truly stupid are any government or business higher ups are to cave into the “need to know” media and public as if the public person, who may not even smart enough on the whole to spell words of defining the issues they vote on, has any mind at all to chime in on a how a country so intensely fought for defends itself. wow…

Feb 03, 2013 10:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
Willie12345 wrote:

Who says government spending is out of control ? How dare they !!!

Feb 04, 2013 7:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
ErnestPayne wrote:

OK then. Which one is Bert and which one is Ernie. Pathetic paranoia. Who suggested this fiscal boondoggle? And the five sided puzzle palace can’t figure out how to decrease its budget.

Feb 04, 2013 8:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
Whittier5 wrote:

Protect Washington from who?? Or What??

If the answer is something like 9/11, isn’t this boondoggle 11 1/2 years too late? I noted that Raytheon is the prime contractor, another of the Mil-Ind-Complexers tied to serial boondoggling.

I have to echo the question of @mikefromaz, “Geez…..who sold this boondoggle?”

Feb 04, 2013 10:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
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