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WARMINSTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: A hot air balloon is inflated at Longleat's Sky Safari at Longleat on September 15, 2018 near Warminster in Wiltshire, England. According to the organisers, 230 hot air balloons from around the world, including a menagerie of flying animals, have been arriving at Longleat this weekend for the largest gathering of hot air balloons ever in the UK. The three-day event, which features mass ascents and night tethered glows, was also hoping to create a new UK record for the most balloons in the sky simultaneously, with nearly 170 inflatables of all shapes and sizes taking to the skies this morning above the Wiltshire estate. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The U.S. Military is revisiting an old idea they used back in the late 1800’s!  Using hot air balloons to carry sensors to target jamming!  Of course back in 1893, they didn’t have this technology. Just the hot air balloons. But now the military feels this could be a perfect way to stop enemies from targeting them.

They’re calling it HELEIOS, or High-Altitude Extended-Range Long Endurance Intelligence Observation System. Try saying that ten times fast! They’re say it could fly above enemy territory and provide the military with data, while also jamming or disrupting the enemies communications!

Now before you think that Top Gun 3 will see Tom Cruise flying hot air balloons into enemy territory, think again!

We have more on this story and more in today’s Other News!