Sniper blimps?

Read this bizarre paragraph in an otherwise interesting L. A. Times article this morning:


There are dozens of ideas that can be developed, if Gates and his new team decide to support them.

SomeArmy officials are pushing development of a small blimp equipped withan automated high-powered sniper rifle that could provide a form ofinexpensive but effective air support for platoons in Afghanistan.

Er, huh?

Surely, the army is really asking for a small aerostat linked to an actual soldier on the ground with a sniper rifle, no? 

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3 Responses to Sniper blimps?

  1. John S. 10 December, 2008 at 4:09 pm #

    No, the Army is asking for a small blimp equipped with a remotely controlled sniper rifle, perhaps a system similar in nature to the Remote Guardian, controlled by a soldier on the ground.

    And don’t call me Shirley…

  2. jillh10 12 January, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

    hahahaaa dont call me shirley rofl UAV’s are being produced thick and fast now, the mind boggles to think of what is coming next…remote controlled land army?

  3. online marketing 9 July, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    Good post, thanks

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