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Air Force Research Laboratory- The HAVE GAZE Airship

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posted on Jan, 8 2005 @ 01:16 PM
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Does anyone have any information on this 1996 USAF project- the HAVE GAZE Airship?

It's mentioned in this recently released USAF document title that details research conducted at Phillips Laboratory (formerly the Air Force Weapons Laboratory- now renamed the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico)

3516 96253

Unclassified 10-01-1996 10-30-1997

PHILLIPS LABORATORY

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K243.022 V. 1 PT. 1 VOL I OF VIII (PT 1 OF 2)
49123 396 1159 80 09-29-2000

FIRST FIRING OF HIGH PERFORMANCE C92, LASER DETECTION AND RANGING (LADAR) SURVEILLANCE SENSOR (HI-CLASS) IN LADAR MODE FOR REMOTE SENSING MEASUREMENTS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED, OCT 1996. NON-PROLIFERATION AIRBORNE LASER EXPERIMENT (N-ABLE), USING ARGUS AIRCRAFT, FLEW ITS FIRST MISSION 9 OCT 1996; DEMONSTRATION WAS A MILESTONE IN DEMONSTRATING A CAPABILITY FOR AIRBORNE DETECTION OF CHEMICALS FOR COUNTER PROLIFERATION. COMPLETED A FULL-UP COLD FLOW OF LINEAR AEROSPIKE SR-71 EXPERIMENT (LASER) TEST ARTICLE, 12 OCT 1996. HAVE GAZE AIRSHIP FLEW MAIDEN VOYAGE, 28 OCT 1996; COMPLETED CHECKS OF ALL CONTROLS AND SYSTEMS RESULTED IN AIRSHIP RECEIVING AIRWORTHY STATUS, OPENED WAY FOR FINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION, TEST AND CALIBRATION. PHILLIPS LABORATORY (PL) FORMALLY ACCEPTED THE MIGHTYSAT I SATELLITE, 15 NOV 1996; SET STAGE FOR INTEGRATION OF EXPERIMENTS ON BOARD SATELLITE AT AEROSPACE ENGINEERING FACILITY. RECEIVED MEMORANDUM FROM GEN HENRY VICCELLIO, JR., AIR FORCE MATERIEL COMMAND (AFMC) COMMANDER (CC), ON APPROVAL OF PROPOSAL TO STREAMLINE AIR FORCE LABORATORY ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, 26 NOV 1996; MAJ GEN RICHARD R. PAUL, AFMC, WAS TASKED TO LEAD PLANNING PROCESS FOR SETTING UP SINGLE LABORATORY. DELIVERED NIGHT VISION GOGGLES OPERATIONAL WEATHER SOFTWARE TO AIR COMBAT COMMAND (ACC), PACIFIC AIR FORCES (PACAF), UNITED STATES AIR FORCES IN EUROPE (USAFE), AND AIR FORCE SPECIAL OPERATION COMMAND (AFSOC) FOR EVALUATION, DEC 1996. MAJ GEN RICHARD R. PAUL ANNOUNCED APPROVAL OF PHASED APPROACH TO IMPLEMENT SINGLE LABORATORY, 6 JAN 1997. MOVED A 2 KILOWATT CHEMICAL OXYGEN-IODINE LASER (COIL) NAMED VERTICOIL FROM APPLIED LASER TECHNOLOGY BRANCH, KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE (AFB), N. M. TO UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, 20 - 24 JAN 1997; MARKED FIRST TIME A COIL WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO AN EXTERNAL ENTITY AND FIRST COIL DEV ICE AT A UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNITED STATES (U.S.). VISITED BY CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE AIR FORCE (CSAF), GEN RONALD R. FOGLEMAN, 10 FEB 1997. SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE (SECAF) DR. SHEILA E. WIDNALL VISITED 10 - 11 FEB; REVIEWED PROGRESS ON AIRBORNE LASER PROGRAM. HEADQUARTERS (HQ), AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY (AFRL) ACTIVATED AT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OH, EFFECTIVE 8 APR 1997. ARGUS AIRCRAFT DEPARTED KIRTLAND AFB ON FIRST AROUND-THE-WORLD DEPLOYMENT TO GATHER DATA IN SUPPORT OF AIRBORNE LASER PROGRAM, 30 APR 1997. PL ANNOUNCED PLANS, IN COOPERATION WITH NATIONAL AERONAUTIC SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA), TO FIX NEAR INFRARED CAMERA AND MULTI-OBJECT SPECTROMETER (NICMOS) ABOARD THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE, 24 JUL 1997. 15 AUG 1997, MARKED COL MICHAEL L. HEIL LAST DAY AS PL COMMANDER, COL HEIL DEPARTED TO BECOME AFMC INSPECTOR GENERAL (IG); COL WILLIAM G. HECKATHORN, ASSUMED POSITION AS MILITARY COMMANDER WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO PL. PL ANNOUNCED IT DEMONSTRATED T HE WORLD'S LARGEST AZIDE GENERATION FACILITY, SEP 1997. OFFICIAL STAND-UP DATE OF PHASE II OF AFRL, HEADQUARTERED AT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OH, 31 OCT 1997; PL WAS ABSORBED INTO VARIOUS AFRL DIRECTORATES.

"Distribution LimitedSubject to Export Control Laws"

DUFFNER, ROBERT W.
APPENDICES INCLUDE: LINEAGE AND HONORS DATA; ORGANIZATIONAL CHART; ROSTER OF KEY PERSONNEL AND BIOGRAPHIES. VOLUMES 7 AND 8 NOT RECEIVED WITH SET.

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N. M.
09-29-200009-29-2000

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posted on Jan, 8 2005 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by zero lift
Does anyone have any information on this 1996 USAF project- the HAVE GAZE Airship?


zero lift


Did you do a google search? According to US documents online Have Gaze is a program (Anything with Have as the first word is an expiremental AF program) do develop an advaced space based radar detection system.

www.google.com...



posted on Jan, 8 2005 @ 02:31 PM
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Found on Federation of American Scientists website:

"HAVE GAZE (HG): HG is a counter low-observable (CLO) algorithm that takes advantage of particular radar phenomenologies at high grazing angles associated with a SBR. Efforts in this area are intended to further the understanding of the phenomenology, validate HG models, and assess the military utility of HG."



posted on Jan, 8 2005 @ 04:15 PM
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Thanks for your help Starwarsand Willard.

Yeah I tried Google but as you've found, it details the HAVE GAZE algorithm but no mention of the associated HAVE GAZE Airship. If anyone finds any info on this airship, based at Kirtland AFB in 1996, please post it up here.

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