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"Other than a few “Above Top Secret” forum posts from 2009, and a Wikipedia blurb that cites a 2011 Flightglobal story saying the runway is part of an unmanned aerial vehicle test facility, little has been written about the Area 6 runway.
Unlike Area 51, which is protected by shoot-to-kill security and shielded from outside view by mountain ranges, Area 6 has only fences and visitor checkpoints. It can be seen at a distance from tour buses on the highway to historic bomb craters at the northern end of Yucca Flat.
The purpose of this facility is to construct, operate, and test a variety of unmanned aerial vehicles. Tests include, but are not limited to, airframe modifications, sensor operation, and onboard computer development. A small, manned chase plane is used to track the unmanned aerial vehicles,” reads the report Energy Department contractor Bechtel SAIC prepared in 2008 for the Yucca Mountain repository license application.
They come here to test their own sensors,” he recently said after spending months fending off questions about the Area 6 runway from the Review-Journal".
originally posted by: nonspecific
originally posted by: snowspirit
a reply to: snowspirit
Ok, I guess that link isn't allowed.
What am I supposed to be not looking at here or is this an elaborate prank??
Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils Disposal Site is an existing, state of Nevada-approved, Class III landfill. All non-Resource Conservation and Recovery Act-regulated hydrocarbon contaminated soils and materials generated on the NTS are disposed of at this landfill.
originally posted by: grey580
Obviously an underground base.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
is there even an area 6 at all ?
i am not taking the piss - is a serious point
just because A51 is called A51 - it doesnt mean there are 50 other areas
one reason for this is disinformation
in WWII - the first brittish commando unit was sent into action with the designation " 10 commando " - to bluff the nazis into thinking that 9 other equally capable units were ready and capable of raiding thier defences
if the US has ememys thinking where are the other 50 areas ? - then A51s designation has worked