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US floating hot-air balloons to guard against hypersonics

In a throwback to 19th-century aerial warfare, the US is mulling the use of hot-air balloons for hypersonic missile tracking and aerial surveillance. Politico reported that high-altitude inflatables flying at 60,000 to 90,000 feet could supplement America’s extensive satellite surveillance network and be used to track hypersonic weapons amid growing US concerns about China and Russia’s growing […]