Radar Trap - Brian
My son told me the following story, which he assures me to be true:
Chief of police in a rural area gets a call from the commander of the local RAF base. RAF type asks if plod has been operating a speed trap on a certain road. Plod answers in the affirmative.
"Well" says the RAF chap, "I had a couple of Harriers doing a low-level slow navigation exercise in that area. Their defensive radar told them that they had been "painted" by radar which automatically set up a sequence to target an anti-radar missile at the source. Thank your lucky stars that when the system asked the pilot for the OK to let the missile go, he declined"
Re: Radar Trap - Perky Penguin
It is a good story but, speaking as someone who has worked on the aircrew side of Harriers for the last 8 years, I can safely say:-

a. Harriers do not do slow low level navigation exercises - they go fast.
b. Their radar detection system does not work on speed trap radar freqs.
c. Under NO circumstances would they launch a missile outside a bombing/missile range or a war-zone!

This story is on a par with the alligators in the New York sewers and the lady who dried her poodle in a microwave etc. Amusing but untrue (IMHO)
Re: Radar Trap - A TERRORIST
Perky Penguin wrote:
>
> It is a good story but, speaking as someone who has worked on
> the aircrew side of Harriers for the last 8 years, I can
> safely say:-..........
> b. Their radar detection system does not work on speed trap
> radar freqs.

Hmmmmmm (as Bogush says)

So if I get a missile system which operates on the same frequency as a Gatso..........

I know the MOD are a bit silly, but not THAT silly!
Re: Radar Trap - John Kenyon
What about the report of a Porsche being clocked at 100+ mph with no lights
at the dead of night on the A1 some where up north.

Apparently the driver and passenger were wearing night vision goggles!

/John
Re: Radar Trap - Brian
John
I was saving that one for later, but you beat me to it, you beast.
Story is that they were RAF aircrew who got a bo**ocking from their CO for unauthorised use of equipment.
I do personally know of someone who has tried it, and it works.
I believe Mercedes are offering a built-in system with a screen and apparently you can see a pedestrian at 200 yards in pitch black (as demonstrated on TV a couple of months back)
Regards
Brian
Re: Night vision - Stuart B
I think its an option now on Cadillacs in US.
Re: Night vision - bogush
Hmmmmmmmm

But do you dazzle oncoming drivers if they are running the same system?

And if you do, are they likely to release an infra red seeking anti tank missile in retaliation? ;-)
Re: Night vision - John Slaughter
Bogush

This was the problem with the original systems that used infra red lighting combined with a suitable receiver, but it's not a problem with an image enhancing night vision system. These rely simply on the available light and don't emit anything.

regards

john
Re: Night vision - daisy
I'm working on a night vision project using both IR and UV illumination.
 

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