The U.S. Military Is Using Solar-Powered Balloons To Spy on Parts Of The Midwest
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August 8, 2019 - by Emily Price for digitaltrends.com
The U.S. military is using balloons to monitor activity across six states in the Midwest. The 25 solar-powered balloons are reportedly being used to monitor portions of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
The purpose of the balloons according to that filing is to "conduct high altitude MESH networking tests over South Dakota to provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats."
The filing was made "Sierra Nevada Corporation" which is an aerospace and defense company. The balloons are being launched from South Dakota, according to the Guardian.
The balloons are capable of tracking multiple individuals...
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