Wednesday, the United States Government lost control of a 240-foot long blimp after the aircraft broke loose from its anchoring at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.
After breaking loose, the blimp, which was designed to be used against missiles and drones, drifted in a northeastern direction towards the state of Pennsylvania. The U.S. Air Force responded by scrambling two F-16’s to track the aircraft.
According to DefenseOne:
The Air Force has scrambled two F-16s from the Atlantic City Air National Guard base to track the blimp, which officials say is holding at 16,000 feet. The blimp broke free at 12:20 eastern time. “NORAD officials are working closely with the FAA to ensure air traffic safety, as well as with our other interagency partners to address the safe recovery of the aerostat,” NORAD said in a statement.
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H/T – DefenseOne