Advertisement
David Willman

David Willman is an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times based in Washington, D.C.
APG radar balloons face major spending cut

The pair of giant radar-carrying balloons based at Aberdeen Proving Ground face a major cut in their funding under a spending package proposed by Congress this week.

After runaway blimp, lawmakers wait and see on troubled missile defense system

The Pentagon's glitch-prone, $2.7-billion system of radar-equipped blimps — designed to safeguard the nation's capital against cruise missiles and other airborne threats — has long been a source of frustration to military leaders. A month ago, it became a punch line.

Advertisement
Advertisement