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Army lets air out of battlefield spyship

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After spending $297 million to develop a craft that could hover over an area as long as three weeks, the Pentagon quietly sold it for $301,000 to its maker.

Near the height of the Afghanistan war, the Pentagon spent $297 million on a seven-story blimp-like aircraft — as long as a football field — that would hover over the war zone for weeks at a time, beaming back crucial intelligence.

But as the military wound down its presence in the Middle East, plans for the unmanned floating spy center deflated. The aircraft fell behind schedule, became 12,000 pounds overweight and was ultimately canceled after just one test flight.

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Damn, they could have spent that money on the Obamacare website.

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Damn, they could have spent that money on the Obamacare website.

LOL :-D

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An inflatable spy ship designed to float over a war zone? Well, that makes sense only if the enemy combatants are throwing rocks at it anyway.

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Damn, they could have spent that money on the Obamacare website.

or better yet, sell the site code back to the company that created it.

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