Army’s Aerostat Ready for Overseas Deployment

If a US combatant commander stationed somewhere around the globe feels that the one thing the command is missing is the ability to detect missiles, airplanes and drones hundreds of miles away, the US Army has just what they’re looking for. Almost a decade after it first began development—and just two years after a 2012…

Army’s Giant Surveillance Blimp to Start Tracking Objects in DC Region

While Congress debates the merits of spending tens of millions of dollars to add missile interceptors on the East Coast while increasing the number already in place out West, a long-running developmental Army radar system is packing up and heading for Maryland. From May 4 to June 14, Raytheon’s JLENS, or Joint Land Attack Cruise…

Costs Skyrocket for Taiwan’s Early Warning Radar

The price for further maintenance of Taiwan’s sole early warning radar (EWR) program just went through the roof. The Pentagon announced an additional maintenance contract on December 7 worth a whopping $290 million. Given the fact that the original price for construction of the EWR on Taiwan’s west coast was only $800 million, Taiwan legislators…