Most of the blimps used for border control are about a quarter to a third of the size of the 192-foot Goodyear Blimp. Besides Deming, we’ve seen them near Yuma, AZ and here at Ft. Huachuca in Sierra Vista, AZ. Among other high-tech equipment, the blimps have cameras that scan city-sized areas and can zoom in on objects several miles away.
|I enlarged this photo so it's grainy, but above is a TARS blimp we saw on the ground south of Yuma. As I write this post, I can see one high in the sky over the border near Sierra Vista, AZ. |