JLENS Inflates: A Look at the Capability

12/18/2014
12/18/2014: Time-lapse inflation of a Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 14, 2014. LENS provides national command authorities with increased situational awareness and early warning detection against possible threats. Credit:U.S. Northern Command:12/14/14 According to the Raytheon website: JLENS,…

JLENS Progress, Success Beg Questions on Funding

09/30/2012
2012-09-30 by Brian Searcy The JLENS system has once again proved that it is ready for the originally planned operational test.   The twin-aerostat configuration of a tracking radar and a fire control radar, a concept considered to be a next generation ISR program, has now demonstrated the ability to integrate with…

JLENS into the Gulf?

08/09/2012
2012-08-09 by Ed Timperlake We’ve previously written in this space on the merits of Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, thankfully better known by its less cumbersome acronym JLENS. The dual-radar system of twin aerostats tethered 10,000 or more feet above the battle space combines surveillance…