Military Blimp Breaks Free, Floating Aimlessly And Taking Out Power Lines – American Military News

Military Blimp Breaks Free, Floating Aimlessly And Taking Out Power Lines

A $2.7 billion dollar military blimp broke lose and, at the time of publication, was floating aimlessly over Pennsylvania. Two F-16 were dispatched to monitor the 243-foot long JLENS blimp.

This blimp has no propulsion and was floating above Maryland to offer surveillance for the mid-Atlantic region, with the ability to see 340 miles in any direction.

These blimps have come under heavy scrutiny as a waste of money and a colossal failure. Now, this massive blimp is trailing 6,700 feet of cord that are hitting power lines and knocking out power for thousands!

We will keep you updated on the blimp, which is already being spotted across Pennsylvania.

Read more at motherboard

Should the military scrap this program to avoid a worse situation from occurring in the future?