Just this morning (Sun. 21 march) "Space Wars.com " got back into action.
And scrolling thru the links, my mind was drawn to this
briefly, it states that LM (Lockheed Martin) is developing
a 'painted-on-film' that does away with rigid solarcells
to produce & store electricity, for operating these
being at +65,000 ft and carrying 2 tons of equipment,
YOU must imagine the wide potentials of capabilities->
spying & civilian tracking among them!!
in another post...i mentioned how i thought the event
called "the Phoenix Lights"
was possibly a series of mini-dirgibles, laced together,
well this article informs us that LM was conducting
airship research long before the 2003 Project this
article is about....could they have been?? doingsome
black project in Nevada, back in 1997, and testing the
range & durability of the hardware...
AND, recording the public response to a mass sighting
event as an adjunct to the hardware logistics??
It would have been easy ,, with commercially available
materials, to put 12 volt LED-(light emmiting diodes) onto the mini-airships (common as display/advertizing props)
I'm kinda sold on the airship re-birth, ala J Verne,
if you'll recall, there was a proposal that a grid-work
should be installed in the Baghdad and other Iraqi cities,
with cams & selective sensors...thus taking ground troops outta harms way for the highly dangerous
patrolling....let the eyes-n-the-sky do the risky stuff,
as techs monitor in comfort & safety
(gonna check the uploads & see whats with the [blank]
i just uploaded)
[Edited on 21-3-2004 by riffraffalunas]