Darpa seeks to enhance the capabilities of persistent surveillance by combining one of aviation's oldest technologies, the airship, with the latest in electronic detection, the world's largest active electronically scanned array radar. The program behind this, ISIS (Integrated Sensor Is Structure), aims to develop technologies that allow one platform to provide continuous ground and aerial radar scanning for up to 10 years. The heart of the system will be a huge AESA radar bonded to ...

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