Thursday, January 26, 2006

Lightning Or Superstrobe?

Lightning Or SuperStrobe is Post #8 in the Weather Modification Conspiracy Series.

In Post #7 Mission Possible - Covert Strobe I ask if there could possibly be a way to hide the flash of a very powerful strobe installed aboard aerial reconnescence aircraft. I introduce a bit of history on the use of superstrobes which were employed during WWII as a means of illuminating ground areas during photographic surveys of potential bombing targets.

I stated that it would be an obvious giveaway of any aircraft's location if it flew over a reconnescence target, and started flashing very powerful superstrobes. I also question the role of superstrobes in the age of look down radar, and satellite based infrared imaging systems. Both of which would seem to have consigned superstrobes into history.

Yet, there remains one possible means of hiding a super bright flash of light from a superstrobe, and that would be in a thunderstorm. Extremely bright flashes of light which illuminate hundreds of cubic kilometers, including ground surface areas is common place during thunderstorms.

People seem to take it for granted that each, and every flash of light during a thunderstorm is an act of nature - a random act of atmospheric electric discharge, and nothing more. During thunderstorms entire cities, and regions are illuminated with hundreds of flashes of illumination from every possible angle, over the course of hours, and people on the ground assume that every single flash is of natural origin. Absolutely no thought is given to the possibility that technology might be behind at least some of those flashes.

No shade is pulled, no blinds are drawn shut, no important documents laying atop a desktop is covered as people assume each brilliant flash of light is an act of God, and not of man.

Yet it is precisely because the public assumes that such flashes of superbright light are always natural that thunderstorms provide an excellent cover for the collection of light enhanced high resolution digital imaging of ground areas, and structures even at night, and in adverse weather conditions.

Still there are many unanswered questions. Why would superstrobes remain useful in the era of lookdown radar? Why would digital photographic imaging be the choice over radar?

There is one obvious answer - radar can be detected - and from a military sense there is constant vigilance in the detection of radar based surveillance. As a covert imaging system radar lights up brighter than a superstrobe!

Any radar detection system (military or civillian) might detect lookdown radar employment (AWACS), but as long as flashes of light during a thunderstorm are assumed to be one hundred percent natural in origin superstrobes when coupled with digital photographic imaging systems could play a significant role in covert intelligence collection.

In Article #9 Stealth SuperStrobe Delivery, I'll explain how it is possible for superstrobe enhanced photographic digital imaging systems to evade detection even when deployed in close proximity to closely guarded military bases, and major metropolitan areas.

In future articles we'll look at why satellites can't make such a covert intelligence method obsolete, and we'll speculate about the possible future of such a program.

1 comment:

Randy said...

Hey JP,
Maybe you can get one of these and do your own spying...


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