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Stratospheric Balloons Will Rain Tiny Electronic Spies From The Sky

Google sister company Loon has just launched a service providing 4G internet to remote parts of Kenya from stratospheric balloons at 65,000 feet. The commercial launch shows the steerable balloon technology, which Loon has been working with since 2011, is now reliable enough for everyday use. This is a powerful new capability that the military is keen to exploit.

Pentagon And Congress Risk Bungling Drive To Modernize U.S. Military

Electromagnetic Pulses Are A Perfect Sneak Attack. Pentagon Developing Ways To Detect One.

A tank commander on the front line radios in a report during an international crisis…and there is no response. Has a stealthy electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack destroyed the radio electronics in the opening a shot of a new war? Has it hit just the platoon or the whole division? Or is the problem just a broken radio antenna?

Pentagon And Congress Risk Bungling Drive To Modernize U.S. Military