The Army plans to launch an aerostat, part of the "Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor," in late December 2014.  The JLENS aerostat will be tethered to the ground at Graces Quarters, part of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. It will float at an altitude of about 10,000 feet.  The aerostat carries radar equipment meant to help better detect cruise missiles.

Army to launch cruise missile-detecting aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Sometime early next week, the Army expects to launch the first of two tethered aerostats from a ground base just north of Baltimore....READ MORE

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