Tethered balloons play vital military role

Tuesday - 11/9/2010, 10:23am EST

Ron Browning, Business Development Lead, Lockheed Martin

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Do tethered balloons make you think of a children's party? Or maybe one of those new-age county fairs. But even in the 21st century of long range force projection and networked warfare, tethered balloons have an important military purpose. Lockheed Martin works with the Army on tethered balloons. Joining us with what heliostat devices are doing, is Ron Browning, the business development lead for persistent surveillance at Lockheed Martin. Click above to listen to the full interview.

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