Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Look in the Sky! It's a Bird! No, A Plane! No, It's the "Unblinking Eye"

In the "the more things change, the more they stay the same" department, apparently the military is building three giant robotic blimps, called the "unblinking eye," for use in Afghanistan.  They are going to look like this:

They can stay aloft for up to three weeks - a slight improvement over this old guy, the "observation balloon from our Civil War (aka "the Waaahr" if you're from down here):

Now, if it can only keep it's eye on General McChrystal and his staff...

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