posted on Apr, 2 2007 @ 02:10 PM
Have found all the comments on this incident very interesting.
I am the person who originally got this audio tape and story into the public domain.
I found your last post most interesting re the E-3.
The person who originaly recorded the aircraft comms, stated that it was London Military Air Traffic Control who contated the F-15s to ask them to
intercept the uncorrelated target.
Our enquiries with the UK Ministry of Defence, reveal that London ATC have no record of such an intercept. Could this be because the original call up
to the F-15s came from the E-3?
The originator of the recording says that the contact with the F-15s was made on a frequency of 233.7250Mhz. This freq I have been told is used by
London Military Console 15. Do the E-3s also use this freq for their own ops?
The freq used by the F-15s coms amongst themselves was apparently 268.7250Mhz which I understand is used by USAFE 493rd Aux 03 F-15 C and F-15D
aircraft. Apparently only the 492FS/494FS use F-15E aircraft.
Does this mean that different FS at the same Airbases can use the same freqs?
Interestingly, the MOD state that the USAF told them that what the pilots saw was part of a balloon. Yet a FOI request by an American researcher,
received a response from the USAF, denying that the incident ever happened.
Can you elaborate on where the E-3 info come from?
Also has anyone on the forum had any response to their FOI requests?
I would like to get copies of what they have receieved if possible.
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