The fact that the Russians are supposedly talking about high-fallout weapons in the tens of megatons tells us that the guys in Moscow may be perilously close to losing their goddamn minds over missile defense.
The runaway blimp is currently being trailed by US fighter jets.
Lockheed Martin is trying to break the dry spell on commercial hybrid airships by moving away from military customers.
A huge "lighter than air" craft may be able to combine the advantages of satellites and airplanes. The technology of tomorrow is enticingly close, but not quite here yet.
JLENS can spot vehicles up to 140 miles away.