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  • There are so many cicadas hatching in the mid-Atlantic that they’re being picked up by weather radar

    06/08/2021 11:58:37 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 125 replies
    SS ^ | 6/7/21 | SS
    The 17-year “Brood X” cicadas are hatching in such high numbers that they’re being picked up by weather radar in Virginia. “THIS is not rain, not ground clutter,” NBC meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts tweeted on Monday. “So likely CICADAS being picked up by the radar beam.” Pallozzi said the NWS has a weather radar located in Sterling, Virginia, in the same region as the radar map that Ricketts posted, and explained that the beams the radar devices send out rise the further they travel from the machine. So the beams are picking up the newly emerged cicadas on the ground near...
  • Navy pilot who witnessed Tic Tac 'UFO' [said it] committed an 'act of war' by jamming their radar

    09/13/2020 2:12:18 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 86 replies ^ | MARLENE LENTHANG
    A former US Navy pilot is opening up about his infamous alleged UFO sighting off the coast of California in 2004. Commander David Fravor said he witnessed a Tic Tac-shaped object in the sky in November 10, 2004 performing extraordinary aerial maneuvers that he said no modern human technology was capable of. 'This is not like we saw it and it was gone or I saw lights in the sky and it's gone – we watched this thing on a crystal clear day with four trained observers,' Fravor said in a sit-down interview with Russian-American YouTuber and MIT researcher Lex...
  • Ground Penetrating Radar For The Masses - Hackaday

    09/12/2020 2:18:24 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 22 replies
    Hackaday ^ | 02/07/2019 | Bryan Cockfield
    Radar is a useful tool with familiar uses such as detecting aircraft and observing weather. It also has some less known applications, such as a technology known as ground-penetrating radar (GPR). Despite the difficulty of sending and receiving radio waves through solid objects, with the right equipment it’s possible to build a radar that works underground as well. GPR is used often for detecting underground utilities, but also has applications in other fields such as archaeology and geology. For those people in these fields, a less expensive GPR was the priority of a group presenting at a 2017 National Institute...
  • Insect hatch over Mississippi River near La Crosse, Wisconsin picked up on radar

    06/12/2020 2:38:53 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    fox 9 ^ | 6.8.20 | staff reporter
    LA CROSSE, Wis. (FOX 9) - So many mayflies hatched at once near the Mississippi River Sunday night it was picked up on the National Weather Service’s radar. The National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin shared an image of the radar, showing a mass appear over the Mississippi River on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border around 10 p.m.
  • Navy inks deal for synthetic aperture radar

    05/14/2020 4:58:25 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 44 replies
    Sightline Media Group ^ | 5/13/20 | Nathan Strout
    Capella Space announced May 13 that it signed a deal to provide synthetic aperture radar to the U.S. Navy, even though the company has yet to put a satellite on orbit. SAR creates images with radar, meaning it can produce images regardless of the weather or lighting conditions. SAR satellite constellation will be able to collect sub-0.5 meter imagery, capable of identifying various types of aircraft or vehicles at ground level.
  • Turkey's Quiet Deal Keeps U.S. Close, Israel Not So Far

    10/01/2011 2:29:30 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | October 1, 2011 | Peter Kenyon
    Turkey's leaders have called Israel the "West's spoiled child," and the "bully" of the eastern Mediterranean. When a Tel Aviv soccer team showed up in Istanbul recently for a match, the welcome was less than warm. In September, Turkey kicked out the Israeli ambassador, suspended military and trade deals and threatened legal and naval action to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. As roars of approval went up around the Arab world, few noticed another announcement quietly slipped in by Ankara: Turkey had signed off on a plan to host an American X-band radar system as part of a...
  • 55 Pounds of Meth, Cocaine, Heroin Seized in Failed Texas Border Crossing

    10/21/2019 2:07:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 21, 2019 | BOB PRICE
    “The CBP officers’ experience played a significant role in these interceptions,” Laredo Port of Entry Port Director Albert Flores said in a written statement. “Our CBP officers’ hard work, perseverance and utilization of our canines and non-intrusive imaging systems resulted in the interception of these hard narcotics.”
  • The SR-71 Blackbird's Predecessor Created "Plasma Stealth" By Burning Cesium-Laced Fuel

    09/14/2019 5:34:56 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    The War Zone ^ | 12 Sept 2019 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    the predecessor to the U.S. Air Force's iconic SR-71 Blackbird ... also incorporated then-state-of-the-art features to reduce its radar cross-section. These included a combination of a stealthy overall shape and radar-evading structures, as well as the use of composites in its construction, and the incorporation of radar absorbing materials on its skin. A far less known, but still a key component of the Skunk Works plan to make the A-12 harder to spot on radar involved a cesium-laced fuel additive to dramatically reduce the radar signature of the plane's massive engine exhausts and afterburner plumes by creating an ionizing cloud...
  • China says it has developed a new radar system that can spot US stealth fighters...[truncated]

    06/12/2019 6:47:43 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/12/19 | Ryan Pickrell
    China has reportedly developed an over-the-horizon maritime early warning radar system that its creator claims can detect stealth aircraft far beyond visual range, an advanced capability that could threaten US fifth-generation fighters operating in the area. Liu Yongtan, the team leader for the radar project, told Chinese media his high-frequency surface wave radar emits "high frequency electromagnetic waves with long wavelengths and wide beams" that travel along the surface of the sea, the Global Times reported Monday, citing a recent interview with Naval and Merchant Ships magazine. The radar system, part of China's ongoing efforts to prevent a sneak attack...
  • Internet weather radar

    04/07/2019 10:58:38 AM PDT · by Dacula · 67 replies
    I used to be a fan of Intellicast and their weather radar, however they have been bought out by Weather Undground and have completely ruined two good sites. Does anyone a suggestion for a good weather radar to use on a PC? I use My Radar app for my phone, but they are not PC based. Thank you in advance.

    03/06/2019 6:04:01 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2019 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    ELTA Systems was awarded a contract to supply the Israel Navy with four of the world’s most advanced radar systems for the new Sa’ar-6 warships, the company announced on Tuesday. The ELM-2248 MF-STARs multi-function digital radar systems produced by the subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, are based on the latest Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology, which allows for faster threat-alert response time, as well as better accuracy and the ability to simultaneously track multiple targets and different types of targets, providing a full situational awareness picture to the ship. “The MF-STAR was designed from the ground up with innovative...
  • Ukrainian Il-76 Airlifter That Was Tracked Across U.S. Delivered Radar Asset To Utah Air Base

    01/03/2019 6:17:17 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 19 replies
    Ukranian Air Force Il-76 'Candid' cargo plane has appeared at an Air National Guard facility attached to Salt Lake City International Airport. We now know that it has delivered an unspecified mobile radar system as part of a U.S. Air Force contract. Online plane trackers first noticed the Il-76, of which the Ukrainian Air Force has around five in service in total, traveling westward from Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier International Airport in eastern Canada on the morning of Dec. 3, 2019. The Candid was on the ground in Salt Lake City before 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. ***** If the radar does go...
  • Weird Doppler Radar out of Dallas TX

    07/19/2018 2:41:16 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 80 replies ^ | 7/19/2018 4:36pm CDT | Patriot777
    Weird Doppler sounding over Dallas, maybe from temps above 110? Anyone?
  • US to spend $1 billion to install missile defense radar in Hawaii

    06/28/2018 9:35:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Duran ^ | 06/28/2018 | Frank Sellers
    A billion dollar antiballistic radar system is being planned for development in Hawaii in order to counter nuclear ICBM threats from somewhere. Even though, at the present moment, there aren’t any threatening postures from nations with ICBM tech, the need to spend 1$ billion on detecting and combatting those ICBMs is apparently greater than ever before, at least according to some congressmen.
  • Parents withdraw from inquiry into death of U.S. engineer Shane Todd

    05/21/2013 11:30:43 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    The parents of a U.S. engineer found dead in Singapore last year said on Wednesday they will not take part in the rest of a coroner’s inquiry into his death, which they say was linked to a project involving the transfer of sensitive technology to China. In a statement issued through their lawyers, Rick and Mary Todd said they had lost confidence in the system investigating the death of their 31-year-old son, Shane, who was found hanging in his Singapore apartment last June. The Todds did not appear in court on Wednesday, the day after a U.S. medical examiner they...
  • What the Hell Was That Mystery Aircraft Flying Over Oregon?

    11/21/2017 12:25:46 AM PST · by ransomnote · 34 replies ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    Something flew over the west coast in late October, that much we know. But the mystery plane disappeared before anyone could figure out what it was and has defied all attempts at identification since. Was it a classified U.S. government aircraft, a flying saucer, or something else? The War Zone reports that in the afternoon of October 25, air traffic controllers started querying commercial airline pilots flying between Portland and Seattle, asking if they could help identify a mystery object. The object in question didn’t have a traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) transponder turned on, was not responding to radio...
  • Australia targets export of radar technology for UK warships

    11/10/2017 6:50:10 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Anzac class frigate HMAS Toowoomba undocking after completing its Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade. (Defence) The UK government is considering fitting Australian radar systems on future Royal Navy warships. A capability study that will look at the feasibility of fitting CEA Technologies’ CEAFAR active phased array radar on UK ships will begin early next year, Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has confirmed. The announcement, which was made by UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin during a visit to Adelaide, came after the Australia/UK Defence Industry Dialogue that took place in the UK. “A...
  • Ship's Cargo Reportedly Is Air Defense System (Ship from North Korea has Arms for Syria)

    09/12/2006 2:49:39 PM PDT · by John Carey · 18 replies · 683+ views
    Various wire services (L. A. Times) ^ | September 12, 2006 | Staff
    A ship bound for Syria from North Korea and detained in Cyprus on an Interpol alert for suspected arms smuggling was carrying an air defense system, Cypriot authorities said. The shipment was billed as weather-observation equipment on the freight manifest of the Panamanian-flagged Grigorio 1. The ship was carrying 18 truck-mounted mobile radar systems and three command vehicles. "The radars on the 18 trucks appear to be part of an air defense system," a police spokeswoman said.
  • More on the USS McCain and other Navy ship “accidents”

    08/28/2017 8:51:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 73 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/28/17 | NavyPatriot
    A few days ago, Aug 23, I sent a post explaining the workings on the navigation bridge of a typical Naval Vessel. A few of my fellow Naval Veterans corrected me on something. We never referred to our Officer on the bridge as the OIC (Officer in Charge). His title was OOD! (Officer of the Day) Sorry, I knew that, but must have had a brain freeze! I also was incorrect on the number of personnel involved on a vessel the size of a CRUISER or DESTROYER. I should have known better! My navigation experience was mostly aboard the USS...
  • Ships fooled in GPS spoofing attack suggest Russian cyberweapon

    08/21/2017 4:50:22 PM PDT · by oxcart · 68 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 08/10/2017 | By David Hambling
    Reports of satellite navigation problems in the Black Sea suggest that Russia may be testing a new system for spoofing GPS . On 22 June, the US Maritime Administration filed a seemingly bland incident report. The master of a ship off the Russian port of Novorossiysk had discovered his GPS put him in the wrong spot – more than 32 kilometres inland, at Gelendzhik Airport. After checking the navigation equipment was working properly, the captain contacted other nearby ships. Their AIS traces – signals from the automatic identification system used to track vessels – placed them all at the same...