It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

US Army JLENS spy Blimp has Broken Free, Floating Northeast, Being Trailed by two F-16s

page: 1
5
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 01:35 PM
link   


One of two tethered US Army aerostats that can be seen floating above Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, has broken free from its tether and is moving in a northeast trajectory.

The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) consists of both a fire control system aerostat and a surveillance aerostat and is undergoing operational exercises at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

The surveillance aerostat detached from its mooring station at 12:20 p.m. EST today, NORAD spokesman Michael Kucharek told Defense News.

The aerostat was last seen traveling over Pennsylvania and is being trailed by two F-16 fighter jets from Atlantic City, New Jersey, Kucharek said.


link.

Not sure whether to go 'gack' or 'doh.'

I'm not a fan of lighter than air aircraft except for hot air balloons for fun.




posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 01:45 PM
link   
a reply to: anzha

least its a balloon basically so not too big of a threat unless it comes down on a highway or power lines i guess,i mean its not like its full of hydrogen right? so no Hindenburg



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 01:47 PM
link   
a reply to: anzha

www.mediaite.com...

WOW....saying it's over Lancaster at 16,000ft. This is gonna mess up commercial flights, you would think....



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 01:51 PM
link   
a reply to: RalagaNarHallas

I think it has a gondola of sensors and whatnot. That'd suck to have land on you.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 01:59 PM
link   
Man, that thing is big.
I wonder how they are going to stop it? Shoot it down over the ocean? I would hope they wouldn't just leave it, if they do.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:01 PM
link   
All those pilots up there are going to swear it's a Drone.

Just like they do with everything they see these days..




posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:14 PM
link   
Here's some Pics...





posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:15 PM
link   
Checking out Flight-Aware.....seems to be a "hole" just south of KABE?

LOL.....there just isn't a good way to spin this....


flightaware.com...



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:21 PM
link   
That's my cousin... on a rampage...



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:22 PM
link   
www.airforcetimes.com...

A short video of one.....



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:34 PM
link   
I bet they are waiting for it to go dark, before doing the inevitable. crashing it. 16,000 feet, sure does't look that high in that one pic. I just don't see any easy way to bring this down, One would think it had some sort of fail safe built into the blimp. Like a remote safety valve for controlling descent, Doubtful though. I can just picture some Guy going outside, and putting a few holes in it, with a high powered rifle. Not a Good thing to do though, The Gov, would likely fine the hell out of you.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:40 PM
link   
$2.7 billion dollars investment program I believe and if you do a search on JLENS, it seems it's had quite a few mishaps around the globe.
edit on -180002015-10-28T14:42:15-05:000000001531201515102015Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:42:15 -0500 by Zcustosmorum because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:41 PM
link   
a reply to: Glassbender777

Well, too bad its not in Kentucky! Then it might be legal to shoot it down!



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:52 PM
link   
Personally I'd like the hard drive out of it.
I'd like to see who or what is worth 2.7 billion in surveillance .



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:56 PM
link   
a reply to: UnderKingsPeak

Sorry, the drive is in the ground station. Most of the cost is in the radar and ground station.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:58 PM
link   
I wonder how it broke free ?

Any indication of that?



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:00 PM
link   
I heard its trailing a mile long cable behind it. I also heard its compartmentalized, not just one sack of helium.

Don't shoot at it and stay away from the cable, Its probably statically charged or will ground out power lines if its dragged across them.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:05 PM
link   
They've recovered it. It was secured in Pennsylvania, and police are securing the area until the military can retrieve it.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:05 PM
link   
a reply to: Zarniwoop

Probably winds at altitude.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:08 PM
link   
a reply to: Zaphod58

They might want to retrofit these with a double-knot



new topics

top topics



 
5
<<   2 >>

log in

join