We have Another US superpower computer that trips around the world. It is an airship but sad to say not a passenger airship but a spy airship. The name of this airship is Blue Devil Block 2. The size of this airship is very huge, multiple times the size of 18-wheeler truck. The Blue Devil Block 2 was detected 20,000 feet above the Afghan warzone.
Through this airship the US Military gets data from their enemy. The supremacy of their airship helps them a lot because of its supercomputer and surveillance equipment to spy the battle against Afghan forces. Why the US media is never covering on this Spy Drone? That’s another story. Who’s their real enemy? Remember what happen in Iraq war, the apache helicopter of US cripple lots of civilian worse killed civilians even media men. Despite of their hostile attacks, there’s no news about the incident and that’s another story.
The US military invested $211 million dollar for two mega air ships. They also called these drones as eye in the sky. The eye from the sky collected data’s and not quite sure if they can handle millions of data. The airship can also specify the US military target and relay it to the warplanes and US armies in the ground. The main purpose is to track all enemies and trap them.
Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a conference in November said, “I need 2,000 analysts to process the footage collected by a single drone fitted with WAAS sensors. And that’s before the upgrade to the next-generation WAAS, which uses 96 cameras and generates every hour 274 terabytes of information; it’d take 1,870 of the hard drives I’m using right now to store that much data.” The Airship has 2,000 single-core servers and process 300 terabytes per hour. The Airship will broadcast all information it gathers, it includes location and time. The US ground troops can also query to the server and the airship will broadcast the exact information that the troops needed.
“People ask: ‘With all these sensors, how are you gonna transmit all that data down to the ground?’ Well, we don’t necessarily need to send it all down,” Deptula says. “A potential solution is to process part of the data on-board, and only send what is of interest. That reduces the bandwidth requirements.”