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The U.S. Air Force gave official notice to Congress Wednesday that it intends to dismantle the $300 million High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program in Gakona this summer.
The shutdown of HAARP, a project created by the late Sen. Ted Stevens when he wielded great control over the U.S. defense budget, will start after a final research experiment takes place in mid-June, the Air Force said in a letter to Congress Tuesday.
The University of Alaska has expressed interest in taking over the research site, which is off the Tok Cutoff in an area where black spruce was cleared a quarter-century ago for the Air Force backscatter radar project that was never completed. But the school has not volunteered to pay $5 million a year to run HAARP
originally posted by: LightAssassin
a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul
So it goes from Defense budget to Black budget......
I'm gonna miss the HAARP headlines.....I wonder if the HAARP frequency might still be picked up after its 'dismantling'.
One of the advantages of this powerful instrument is that those 180 antennas, which act together as one giant antenna or satellite dish, can be electronically (rather than manually) steered. This gets physicists like Fallen excited. He tells me: “So the beam can be focused in different directions very very quickly! And the beam can also be shaped differently. There’s all sorts of very creative experiment modes that stress the transmitter and cause pieces to burst into flames and arch and do other expensive damage to the machine.”
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originally posted by: stumason
a reply to: bobs_uruncle
Dozens of years? Work only began in 1993 and it wasn't fully complete until this century, with the latest array only completed in 2007.
Also, it can't be made "smaller" - it is the size it is because that is the size it needs to be due to physical constraints - the size and layout of the array is what enables it to do what it is designed to do.
Just more nonsense about HAARP, so I'll be glad when they turn it off as the loons will have to find something else to base their crackpot theories on.