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Snowden document: NSA launched spy balloon test from Solomons Island

Snowden document: NSA launched spy balloon test from Solomons Island

The National Security Agency tested a spy balloon dubbed the Hover Hammer from a Southern Maryland airfield, according to the recent release of a document that had been leaked by Edward Snowden.

This surveillance balloon was smaller than those the Army tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground before one disastrously broke away from its moorings in 2015 and crashed in Pennsylvania.

An internal 2004 newsletter says an NSA office outfitted a 62-foot...

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