posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:37 PM
So, there is quite a lot of noise at the moment regarding a potential major conflict brewing, and I have been wondering about the inclusion of the
"ash radar" that is currently being trialled on UK Commercial Jets.. These Jets are using infrared radar technology to supplement existing weather
radars to track volcanic ash up to 62 miles away.
So my question is, given this uses infrared radar technology how close is this type of radar system to tracking incoming hostile's (missiles/aircraft
Details of the system and vid
The new system, called Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector (Avoid), will be tested by Airbus on behalf of Easyjet within the next two
The system is said to track volcanic ash up to 62 miles away and between 5,000 and 50,000 feet, given that scope would that be enough time to react to
detecting (or avoiding :lol) an object like a missile?
The reason I am asking is that I feel the West (US/UK etc) have limited assets to transport troops quickly, and in enough numbers to cope with a major
conflict. (Especially with those worrying a draft will be imposed) so I wonder if commercial craft with this type of radar system and perhaps
flare/chaff dispensers could be used to augment existing military transport?
Your thoughts would be appreciated
Edit to add: Mods, I've just realised I posted in the wrong forum, I meant to post this in Military projects, so if you could move it, that would be
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