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12/21/2014 -- X-band RADAR blimps over Washington DC -- Tracks Aircraft, Cars, and Boats

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Two "new" Army mobile airborne X-band RADAR blimps are being deployed over Washington DC. Phased Array RADAR on board, operating anywhere between 50-100GHz , targeted anywhere that the array is pointing from the sky to the ground below. http://aviationweek.com/defense/jlens-data-finally-see-operational-use-norad In the Raytheon promotional video for the JLENS RADAR system, they show the REAL uses for the system are for tracking Planes, boats, cars, and other objects the size of a car (down to even groups of people). http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/jlens/ The media talking about "detecting cruise missiles" as the reason for deployment in the Northeast US. Is there a cruise missile threat in the Northeast USA? From who? Russia? China? UK? France? Who exactly has these cruise missiles which we need to be on guard for? Real guess as to WHY they need two mobile airborne X-band RADARs over the area, is for tracking the population in case of civil unrest. Not for "protecting" the East coast from some amorphous non-existent incoming cruise missile threat. The promo from Raytheon touts the TRACKING OF CARS AT A NASCAR RACE. Military documents talk of GROUND TRACKING of moving objects as one of the other main uses for these devices. http://www.msl.army.mil/Documents/Briefings/CMDS/CMDS%20Public%20Release%20Brief_27%20Aug%202013_JLENS.pdf This means they can track all cars using military airborne RADAR over a domestic area. Plain and simple, these blimps are for tracking the population, not really for "cruise missiles".. although the system can indeed detect a cruise missile, as well as every other moving object below of any size above a human being. This RADAR is pointing DOWN towards the ground, thus there won't be any "hiding" behind objects in the way. Like a floating satellite, only much closer to the ground, and capable of being moved at a moments notice.