Sad Symbolic Irony Of The Week
The blimp rented by the Ron Paul campaign to advertise its pro-personal freedom message is now aiding the
The Skyship 600 blimp has been a headturning advertisement for Fuji Film, rock band Pink Floyd and presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Now the 197-foot airship that looks like a gigantic white balloon features only an American flag.
The blimp's latest lessee: the
In a $1.6 million collaborative test project conducted by the Navy, Coast Guard and newly created National Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness, the blimp has been equipped with radar, sensors and electro-optical infrared cameras to provide six weeks of surveillance of the Florida Straits.
The goal is to catch drug smugglers, immigrant smugglers and environmental law breakers, as well as to aid in search-and-rescue missions at sea.
Goals listed in order of importance.