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Military Struggles To Find Helium For Spy Blimp Surge [Headlines]

Military Struggles To Find Helium For Spy Blimp Surge [Headlines]
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The Defense Logistics Agency is unable to keep up with the demand in Afghanistan to keep these surveillance tools in the air.

Amelia Riley Swan
  • 22 september 2011

The U.S. military is sending so many spy blimps to Afghanistan that “industry cannot keep up with the increased demand” for helium and the containers that hold the gas.

That’s according to documents from the Defense Logistics Agency, the Pentagon office responsible for keeping vital supplies flowing to the warzone. Wired

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