Republic of S'pore Air Force tweet confirms UFO spotted in Jurong is military blimp

The protector in the sky.

Belmont Lay | February 15, 2017, 06:37 PM

On Feb. 13, Jurong residents tweeted videos of an Unidentified Flying Object hovering with blinking lights in the night sky:

Turns out, it was just the friendly Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) radar-equipped military blimp:

The 55-metre-long helium-filled military blimp, known as an aerostat, is secured with high-strength winch lines and a tether that can withstand strong winds and lightning strikes in the western part of Singapore.

Giving off minimum radiation, it operates round the clock and hovers at around 600 metres, more than twice the height of Singapore's tallest building, UOB Plaza One.

It can spot hostile threats from as far as 200km away, double the distance covered by ground radars. It can scan up to Malacca for straying light aircraft.

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