Do tethered balloons make you think of a children’s party? Or maybe one of those new-age county fairs. But even in the 21st century of long range force projection and networked warfare, tethered balloons have an important military purpose. Lockheed Martin works with the Army on tethered balloons. Joining us with what heliostat devices are doing, is Ron Browning, the business development lead for persistent surveillance at Lockheed Martin. Click above to listen to the full interview.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.