Guys, if you are going to research things, please get a decent map. I understand that not everybody is from South Africa, or have visited the
country, also distances can be confusing... near might mean a couple of miles to one person, but to somebody else near might mean a couple of hundred
There is another thread on ATS of somebody looking for similar info....
A few points.... Klawer is not near Simonstown or Cape Town, it is up the West Coast, so no direct connection between Simonstown (Silvermine) and
Klawer.... Also, the Kalahari is a rather large area of which the largest part is in South Africa, parts in Botswana, and parts in Namibia.
As per my comment in the link above, I assume you are not looking for military bases or where they designed, build, and tested nuclear missiles.
I have not come across any talk of secret facilities outside of the military and nuclear areas.
I was in the South African Air Force (1985 - 1989) and also came across the Kalahari UFO story. Military service was compulsory, so you had no choice
to spend your time there, but sitting on the Namibian border, you had time on your hands, so I decided to gather what information I could. I was
firstly threatened that I would be disciplined for "wasting the government's time and money" while investing. I ignored that thread, the second
one I was called in, threatened with arrest and DB (detention) as I was apparently overstepping my security clearance scratching "for things that
don't exist". So I stopped as I did not need a record at that stage in my life....
I was in the communications section of the Air Force, and had friends at HQ in Pretoria, and we also worked closely with the guys in what we called
OPS (operations, they controlled flight plans, mission orders, etc.).
I found out that the captain (pilot of the mirage aircraft) was at some stage employed by the SA Air Force. I could not find his force number that
was supplied in the article in any records, but while enquiring about it, I was threatened for the first time.
The mission order numbers turned out to be blank (not used). This is bull, because each flight gets a mission order number, if for any reason the
flight does not take place, the number is assigned to the next flight... you don't get "open" or blank mission order numbers... the number quoted
in the article apparently was blank. The reason I was given was that it was a mistake, it was for a mirage flight from Pretoria to Grootfontein that
refueled in Upinton, they incorrectly assigned a new number in Upington, and to correct the mistake, they left the number blank... I don't believe
that. The aircraft number from the article did exist and belonged to a mirage aircraft, at that stage stationed at Upington Airforce base. I could
not find too much detail about the THOR or any laser-type weapon, but I believe such a weapon could have existed.
The story goes that the UFO was shot down over the Kalahari, that there were beings alive and dead found. Apparently the craft was taken by road to
Saldanha habour, loaded on a US ship and taken to the USA. That was the version I was working on at the time.