When you think of surveillance, you probably imagine stealth drones, secret wiretaps and hidden cameras. Everything that can be hidden and concealed.
But if you're living somewhere between the states of Massachusetts and North Carolina, don't be looking for pinhole cameras. You should be looking to the skies, and the government surveillance blimps filling it.
I know, it sounds like something straight out of a science-fiction novel or a juvenile post-apocalyptic movie, but these blimps are real. Yes, there's more than one.
Later this week, the Army is scheduled to launch one of two surveillance blimps known as the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS). Their stated mission is to protect Washington, D.C., by looking out for missiles, but I'm not sure if I buy that excuse.