JLENS

What, our fault? No indeed, says Army on 'runaway blimp' damages [Editorial]

What, our fault? No indeed, says Army on 'runaway blimp' damages [Editorial]

It probably comes as no surprise that the Army is declining to pay people who said their properties were damaged from Aberdeen Proving Ground's infamous "runaway blimp," a surveillance balloon that broke free from its moorings in the fall of 2015 and flew across the Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside, dragging its heavy mooring cable behind it.

The balloon system, known as the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS, was designed to spot cruise missiles and other threats coming toward the U.S. coast and was being tested at APG's Edgewood Area.

As reported by The Baltimore Sun's Ian Duncan and published in The Aegis...

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