Defense persistent about balloon surveillance

Friday - 5/21/2010, 10:51am EDT

Alex Lovett, Special Assistant Complex Systems, Defense Research and Engineering, Rapid Fielding, DoD

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How can a balloon help keep America safe? The Department of Defense hosted a demonstration with the Army earlier this week to show how the Persistent Ground Surveillance System works. These lighter-than-air tethered platforms help with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and gives the warfighter a more complete picture. Joining us to explain how all this works is Captain Alex Lovett, Special Assistant Complex Systems, Defense Research and Engineering, Rapid Fielding.