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JLENS undergoes user testing

24th July 2013 - 19:08 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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The US Army’s Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) aerostat has completed Early User Testing (EUT) at the Utah Test and Training Range, manufacturer Raytheon has announced. 

The tethered surveillance system underwent the testing between 4 May and 14 June, during which a 20-day endurance test was carried out, as well as a series of 21 missions using surrogate targets. These included cruise and ballistic missiles, swarm boats, and UAVS. 

Speaking to a media briefing on 24 July, Doug Burgess, JLENS programme manager at Raytheon, said no official report from the army

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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