Failure suspected in runaway blimp's emergency-landing system

By Sebastian Sprenger / November 4, 2015 at 3:45 PM
The Army surveillance blimp that broke free from its tether north of Baltimore last week made its way all the way to northeast Pennsylvania because of the likely failure of safety features designed to ground the craft quickly, Inside Defense has learned. Problems with an “emergency flight termination system” were reported just hours after the football-field sized aerostat, known as the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, broke free from its mooring station around noon on...

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