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A lot of hot air comes out of Washington, but for now none of it will be inflating the surveillance blimp that the Pentagon has been working on. Research has been halted on the Blue Devil Block 2 — but only after spending $140 million on it already.

FOX NEWS PROMOTES THE BLUE DEVIL Jan. 24, 2011 (Stimulating the economy?)


Need help on this one. Found some inconsistency in this story. It says they spent 140 million while Wikipedia says it was 211 million.
Seems like a lot of taxpayer money wasted, so I went further as to look into the company that got the contract. It was "TCOM LP."

For a company that has been in business for 40 years, you would think there was a board of director's. I not only haven't been able to find a board of directors, but there is not one person, or name of anyone who is involved, or owns the company anywhere.

Red flags seem to be flying, as is this just a money laundering company for one of the shills in the Pentagon? Something just isn't right here, and if you can enlighten me, it would be wonderful.

Also check out the Mav6 LLC website, they supplied the sensor equipment. Again no names of any staff, and have multiple locations around the east coast.
Check out the "Why" tab on this site.
Here is another one.

Quote:Air Force Shelves $3B Worth of Brand New Drones

Far from spying on terrorists, more than a dozen high-tech surveillance drones, which together cost the U.S. government more than $3 billion, could soon be sitting in a storage facility gathering dust after top Air Force officials admitted this week the birds still are not as good as the half-century-old spy planes they were designed to replace.

Air Force Gen. Norton Schwartz appeared with Air Force Secretary Michael Donley before a Senate committee Tuesday where the two defended the service's decision to stop acquisition of the Global Hawk Block 30 drones and to shelve the 18 Block 30 unmanned drones the Air Force already has, claiming it will save the Pentagon $2.5 billion. In joint written testimony, Schwartz and Donley said the Block 30s cost too much and would require expensive upgrades to match the current version of the Cold War era U-2 spy plane's technical capabilities.
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