Drone Blimps To Protect Washington, D.C.

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•31 Jul 31, 2013

Within the next year, two 242-foot-long, $2.7 billion helium blimps will be deployed into the skies above Washington, D.C., using advanced radar and computer processing to detect any incoming missiles or other threats headed for the nation’s capital. What do you think?

  • “I can’t wait to show them to my kids and explain how safe, rather than terrified, they should feel.”

    Penny Gambetta –
    Armored Car Driver

  • “Two blimps times 242 feet and $2.7 billion…yeah, the numbers check out.”

    Christophe Frederick –
    Motorcycle Racer

  • “And to think that up until now we had to rely on the most expensive missile defense system known to man.”

    Grant Zargarpour –
    Relief Map Modeler

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