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Originally posted by Aliceinwonderland
Is it just me or does this have big brother written all over it?
G. Guy Thomas, a science and technology adviser for the U.S. Coast Guard, said the lighter-than-air craft could carry equipment that would allow homeland security officials to detect approaching ships 500 to 1,000 miles from the coast.
"I know of five different programs out there looking at airships," he said. "I think we're going to see some in the not-so-distant future. We're going to try to team with some people to buy one."