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Lockheed Martin's High Altitude Airship could keep an elevated eye on 600 miles of US countryside at any given time, and if all goes as planned, we'll have 11 of these things floating over our everyday activities by the end of the decade. The HAA prototype is a ginormous airship that measures 17-times larger than the Goodyear rendition we're all used to seeing above sporting events, and is designed to hover 12 miles above the earth in order to keep tabs on what's happening below
Delaware State Police took the rare step of using an airplane from its fleet based at Summit Aviation near Middletown to step up enforcement against speeders
the police pilot spotted and identified speeders and notified ground troops, who pulled them over in a safe area nearby, off the interstate, he said.
Because of the highway's configuration there, he said, on-road radar patrols and roadside stops are difficult to manage safely and effectively.
Originally posted by Tom Bedlam
We've had police catching speeders from planes for years.
If you ever see stripes on the road a few hundred yards apart, that is possibly VASCAR markings. Down here, they paint little airplanes on the lane.
Here's an article. This has been going on since the 60's.