An NSA spy blimp known as the Hover Hammer, which can eavesdrop on civilians from above, was active in Maryland, according to a report by The Intercept.
“To residents of Maryland, catching an occasional glimpse of a huge white blimp floating in the sky is not unusual,” proclaimed The Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher on Monday. “But less known is that the test flights have sometimes served a more secretive purpose involving National Security Agency surveillance.”
“Back in 2004, a division of the NSA called the National Tactical Integration Office fitted a 62-foot diameter airship called the Hover Hammer with an eavesdropping device,” he continued, adding that “The agency launched the three-engine airship at an airfield near Solomons Island, Maryland.”
The blimp was reportedly referred to publicly as an “antenna mounting platform,” and comprises of a “helium-filled sphere inside another sphere, constructed of Spectra, the same material used to make bullet-proof vests.”
Originally published by Breitbart.