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2025 is a study designed to comply with a directive from the chief of staff of the Air Force to examine the concepts, capabilities, and technologies the United States will require to remain the dominant air and space
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Originally posted by Exuberant1
reply to post by Violater1
Don't Listen to Chadwickus, he is this negative about everything.
Holograms may have already been used over a battlespace - and Chadwickus isn't cleared to know.
Here is what we tell our enemies we will have in 2025:
Originally posted by DaMod
This is all well and good, but did anyone notice the flying object in the 1st video?
1998 Completed feasibility studies for advanced camouflage and deception technologies using holography
1999 Develop holographic techniques, materials, and processes. Evaluate DRFM technologies feasibility... and projection technologies
2000 Evaluate holographic techniques, materials, and processes
Develop technologies to support the development of deception modules for radar, acoustic, seismic, and communication band
2001 Demonstrate holographic techniques for improved deception capabilities for combat units.
More info can be found at Zorgon's original post: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Holographic projection. The Defense Weekly article describes a quasi-information warfare/psychological operations program that was first discussed by the Air Force after Operation Desert Storm in the Gulf War.
This involves projection of a three-dimensional holographic image to act as a decoy. The Pentagon spoke openly about its use of holographic projections during discussions of its non-lethal weapons program back in 1994. Since then, the program disappeared, most likely becoming a black project.
The article concluded by stating that the U.S. Army's JFK Special Warfare Center and School disclosed back in 1991 that it was looking to develop a 'PSYOPS Hologram System' with the capability to "project persuasive messages and three-dimensional pictures of cloud, smoke, rain droplets, buildings, flying saucers and religious figures.
Real holograms will not fool people at short range and they do not move, nor can they be ‘projected’ into a remote location. But they might still have their uses.
One of Watt's suggested applications is 'deception in an urban environment'. Take a shop window and replace it with a hologram of a window display, and you have an apparently innocuous space where troops can be stationed without any hint of their presence. A vehicle (a car or bus) could use similar trompe l’oeil effect.
There is the possibility of using holograms to create ‘virtual forces’ or ‘virtual obstacles’, but the problems are all too apparent. The situation is much better indoors where the optical environment can be controlled. Dr Watt suggests installations could have virtual doors, walls and windows as ways of confusing or misleading intruders.
Originally posted by DaMod This is all well and good, but did anyone notice the flying object in the 1st video?
Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by Violater1
Holograms will work fine and dandy until a plane, helicopter, balloon, bird, bat, kite, moon, sun, star, satellite, ISS, cloud or anything else passes in front of it and ruins the illusion.
For that very reason I believe Project Bluebeam to be a load of rubbish.