23 November 2014
ONE of the interesting items from Bloomberg newswires last week that caught my attention was a Singapore story headlined: “Eye-in-the-Sky Blimp Boosts Singapore’s Spying Ability”.
Written by its reporter, Kyunghee Park, the story was about Singapore boosting its surveillance efforts with a radar-equipped blimp over its skyline.
Floating 600m above ground and held down by fortified ropes, the unmanned helium-filled balloon has the formidable length of an Olympic-size pool and is double the height of the tallest building in Singapore.
… “Both aviation and maritime domains have to be closely monitored in the light of the more recent developments, for instance the MH370,” Bloomberg quoted Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, as saying.
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Last updated on 24/11/2014