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The first Raytheon surveillance blimp is in the air over the Aberdeen Proving Ground, equipped with radar to detect incoming missiles. Privacy advocates have questioned the blimp’s activities, but military officials say the craft is exclusively for defensive national security purposes. (Photo: Raytheon)
The first Raytheon surveillance blimp is in the air over the Aberdeen Proving Ground, equipped with radar to detect incoming missiles. Privacy advocates have questioned the blimp’s activities, but military officials say the craft is exclusively for defensive national security purposes. (Photo: Raytheon)

Surveillance blimp raises privacy concerns

A military surveillance blimp is hovering 10,000 feet above the Aberdeen Proving Ground, but its launch late last month wasn’t without a hitch.