"The Pentagon is testing the new system that will be used only over the American soil for security purposes, the test phase will involve 25 balloons drifting at 65,000-odd feet and will run from July 12 to September 1.
The tests have been requested by the US Southern Command (Southcom), an Agency which is responsible for disaster response, intelligence operations and security cooperation in the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The high-altitude balloons are equipped with hi-tech radars that allow tracking vehicles day or night, in any weather."
A new form of “cloud security” perhaps ? 😀