U.S. ARMY IS DEVELOPING AUTONOMOUS SELF-DEPLOYING SURVEILLANCE BALLOONS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

U.S. ARMY IS DEVELOPING AUTONOMOUS SELF-DEPLOYING SURVEILLANCE BALLOONS

Balloons have been a military tool since the American Civil War. Though displaced by 1918 by their newfangled, heavier-than-air cousin, the airplane, they have since made a comeback in the twenty-first century as surveillance platforms.

And now the U.S. Army wants a mobile balloon that can move autonomously as a floating drone.

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