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At approximately 12:20 pm EDT today, a Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) surveillance system aerostat detached from its mooring station in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, and is currently located approximately northeast of Washington, D.C., over Pennsylvania.  

Two F-16 Fighter jets from Atlantic City Air National Guard Base are monitoring the JLENS aerostat, which is holding at approximately 16,000 feet.  NORAD officials are working closely with the FAA to ensure air traffic safefy, as well as with our other interagency partners to address the safe recovery of the aerostat.  More details on this event will be forthcoming.
At approximately 12:20 pm EDT today, a Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) surveillance system aerostat detached from its mooring station in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, and is currently located approximately northeast of Washington, D.C., over Pennsylvania.  

Two F-16 Fighter jets from Atlantic City Air National Guard Base are monitoring the JLENS aerostat, which is holding at approximately 16,000 feet.  NORAD officials are working closely with the FAA to ensure air traffic safefy, as well as with our other interagency partners to address the safe recovery of the aerostat.  More details on this event will be forthcoming.

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