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A New Surveillance Tool in U.S. Skies

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An Arizona company developing a new type of high-altitude, long-range surveillance platform just completed a 16-day mission during which massive balloons floated over four western U.S. states, all part of an effort to someday keep them aloft for months at a time. World View Enterprises Inc. builds what it calls Stratollites,... (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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byingtongh
Greg Byington 2
I don't know, but that is a good question. If you go to WVE's website, it looks like they have other possible uses in mind. So, who knows?
byingtongh
Greg Byington 2
I've seen flying around SE Arizona a couple of times. Pretty interesting. In fact, I have a pic of one of them in my FA gallery here:

https://flightaware.com/photos/view/729112-9c1d641b7e955ee8bfe0eb2f42d744f16a94d729/user/byingtongh/sort/date/page/4
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 1
Wow that is interesting. Quite magnificent how they keep in the air for so long.
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 1
Interesting. I wonder how long that will last, though.

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