Pentagon pushing to let missile-defense blimp fly again

By Sebastian Sprenger / February 11, 2016 at 3:19 PM
Top Pentagon leaders are said to favor replacing a military airship that was hovering north of Baltimore to watch over the Washington region until it broke from its tether in a spectacular accident that attracted national attention last October, according to defense officials. "Right now that is the current plan -- to re-launch the second aerostat," Maj. Gen. Glenn Bramhall, commander of the 263rd Army and Missile Defense Command, told Inside the Army . He was referring to the Joint...

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