posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 07:52 PM
High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program
HAARP is a Pentagon sponsored radio physics project, officially
intended to expand knowledge about the nature of long-range radio
communications and surveillance using the fluctuating Ionosphere
(the portion of the upper atmosphere extending from 35 to 500 miles
above the earth's surface).
According to John L. Heckscher of Philips Laboratory at Hanscom
Air Force Base, potential military applications of the HAARP research
include developing Department of Defense technology for detecting
cruise missiles and communicating with submarines. "Although HAARP
is being managed by the Air Force and the Navy it is purely a scientific
facility that poses no threat to potential adversaries and has no
value as a military target," he says. But thats just the publicly
announced part. The HAARP also has a secret agenda, pursuing more
exotic military goals, such as locating deeply buried weapons factories
thousands of miles away, and even altering local weather conditions
above the enemy's territory.
A 1990 internal document obtained by Popular Science says the
programs over-all goal is to "control ionosphere processes in such
a way as to greatly improve the performance of military command,
control, and communications systems." It provides a description
of the following applications:
Injecting high frequency radio energy into the ionosphere to
create huge, extremely low frequency (ELF) virtual antennas used
for earth penetrating tomography - peering deep beneath the surface
of the ground by collecting and analyzing reflected ELF waves
beamed down from above.
Heating regions of the lower and upper ionosphere to form virtual
"lenses" and "mirrors" that can reflect a broad range of radio
frequencies far over the horizon to detect stealth cruise missiles
and aircraft. (The electrons temperature range between -130°
F to 302° F which extend across four layers from 35 to 500
miles in altitude. Heating the ionosphere means exciting the electrons.
The HAARP is expected to raise electron temperatures by 40°
Generating ELF radio waves in the ionosphere to communicate
across large distances with deeply submerged submarines.
Patent documents filed during an earlier research effort that evolved
into the HAARP program outline further military applications of ionospheric-heating
Creating a "full global shield" that would destroy ballistic
missiles by overheating their electronic guidance systems as they
fly through a powerful radio energy field.
Distinguishing nuclear warheads from decoys by sensing their
Manipulating local weather conditions.
A more powerful version of the HAARP could create a global shield
that would encompass the earth, any missile or warhead passing through
the shield would explode.