Tuesday, July 29, 2008
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States will provide Israel with a radar system used to detect and track missile and rocket attacks, a senior Pentagon official told CNN Tuesday.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says the technology will be running before Bush leaves office.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the U.S. assistance will include an agreement to facilitate the sharing of U.S. "early warning" launch data and technical and financial help developing defenses against shorter range rockets and mortars.
The technology is called X-band frequency, which has microwave range and provides for ultra-high very precise resolution. It is able to distinguish between real missiles, decoys and debris.
The technology would be running before "the new [U.S.] administration arrives" in January, Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak said, according to Israel's Haaretz newspaper.
See the full story at CNN.com
Blogger's note: " I wonder if it can detect Photoshopped missiles from real ones?"
Posted by Steve Douglass at 7:19 PM
Check out the link for this KLAS report by George Knapp) about a weird object that fell out of the night sky and crashed west of the Colorado River in May.
George interviews witnesses with weird hair who saw weird military vehicles in the area and weird helicopters lifting a weird object up into the air.
George's report also includes "Men in Black" , a guy who lives on a houseboat down by the river named "Bob on the River" who saw five helicopters in the crash area and heard a big "thump."
Despite all the weird characters and no hard evidence to prove anything crashed anywhere, I gotta think - " What happens North of Vegas doesn't always stay North of Vegas."
The link can be found in the list to your right --- no your other right.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 6:57 PM
First flight test of an unmanned military space plane.
Launch of the first mission of the USAF/Boeing X-37B space maneuvering vehicle is scheduled for liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in November on an Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle. A landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., would follow.
Visit: aviationnow.com for the full story.
Link is at the right.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 2:27 PM