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Mysterious 'Area 6' Landing Strip in Nevada Desert Baffles Experts

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posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:01 PM
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Mysterious 'Area 6' Landing Strip in Nevada Desert Baffles Experts
news.yahoo.com...
March 8, 2016




The asphalt landing strip is in Area 6 of the Yucca Flat test site, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) northeast of the infamous Area 51 that has long been the subject of conspiracy theories. In Area 6, a handful of hangars with clamshell doors are clustered at one end of the airstrip

The area, which does not have a name, is fenced off and can be seen from the road by those touring the pockmarked Nevada National Security Site of Yucca Flat, where the military conducted hundreds of nuclear tests over several decades.

While little is known about Area 6, the Yucca Airstrip is used by both the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security

"They come here to test their own sensors"


As a question proposed by the article, could this be a new compound for a military drone base?


Though officials with the government have been extremely reticent to reveal any details about the site, a few details have leaked out.

A 7,500-page tome on nuclear safety at the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project includes a brief paragraph describing Area 6 as an "aerial operations facility."

“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,” according to a 2008 report in the Yucca Mountain repository license application filed by government contractor Bechtel SAIC, which built the airstrip for $9.6 million.

The airspace above the strip is controlled, which reduces the risk of planes or satellites in space getting a detailed look at the surroundings. It also prevents the public from unintentionally stumbling upon the site

Based on its size, the hangars could house up to 15 MQ-9 Reaper planes, the type of drones used to perform reconnaissance...The runway is too small for fighter jets or bombers


One of the more interesting comments on the picture by a viewer made this suggestion about the structure of the compound and airstrip:


Jeff - "funny how it looks like a masonic square and compass


Area 6: America's Secret Drone Testing Ground?
www.popularmechanics.com...




According to a document filed by the giant multinational engineering corporation Bechtel, Area 6 is used 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."

The site is allegedly used to test sensors designed to detect nuclear radiation from both nuclear weapons and dirty bombs, as well as chemical weapons. An analyst from Globalsecurity.org told the paper that the Area 6 potentially could be used to test surveillance equipment, especially systems bound for desert environments such as Libya.


Area 6 revealed: Top-secret Nevada facility rumored to be where the Pentagon tests high-tech unmanned drones to detect terrorist dirty bombs is as ultra hush-hush as the more infamous Area 51
www.dailymail.co.uk...


"Area 6 (pictured), which was once used for underground nuclear testing, is located in Yucca Flat and is part of the Nevada National Security Site, where 1,000 nuclear tests were conducted between 1945 and 1992"


"Now, the airbase has a 5,000-feet runway and a large hangar (pictured). It houses aircraft tests for federal agencies such as the Department of Defense and that of Homeland Security"


"The site (pictured) was built in the 1950s and cost $9.6 million at the time. Ground operators control the unmanned aircraft thanks to antennas. A smaller, manned plane is also used to track them as they fly"


"Based on the length of the runway, Aera 6 could be used to test small unmanned aircraft such as Predator drones (file picture). Ground operators control them via antennas and a small manned planes is used to track them"

So based on these findings, this could be a super militarized base where it could run training and exercise missions on using drones (or other top secret, maybe UFO aricraft) for purposes of combat in the middle east.

Some conspiracies suggest this facility may house terrorist groups from the middle east which operate in these conditions and terrain. But would this really be BS? But knowing how close the Bush family was/is to the Bin Laden family, maybe this wouldn't be a far fetched question or suggestion.

Either way, this is totally eye opening and definitely needs to be explored further IMO!




posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

Whats baffling?



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:19 PM
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a reply to: Leto2

They needed a click bait title for a drone base.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:38 PM
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originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
Mysterious 'Area 6' Landing Strip in Nevada Desert Baffles Experts
news.yahoo.com...
March 8, 2016


Look down about 3 threads. This has already been discussed.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 09:02 PM
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