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Originally posted by Golf66
That is an antenna array. Like the ones you mentioned elsewhere. If you line up the locations you'll see there is one to "listen" to all of our areas of interest. Asia, Middle East, SE Asia, The South Pacific, Russia etc.
That one probably focuses on Cuba and the Caribbean area as well as some of South America.
They are at locations around the world and are used for radio intercept (SIGINT) and radio direction finding (RDF). They can be directed from various field stations across the world to intercept radio signals for the purpose of collecting intelligence on our enemies. NSA.
The antennas are not classified as they are there for all to see but their capabilities are.
Originally posted by bg_socalif
The FRD-10's are pretty much all gone now. I think the Canadians are the only one's to have them now at two of their sites. But i could be wrong.
The one in San Diego is still there but the buildings are abandoned. I helped close it down.
Originally posted by at1withharmony11
Very interesting post , I know of a few places that are similar , Theres 2 spots I know of and i believe they have the same name called The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program HAARP for short ,ones located in Alaska and the other is i believe in Norway .When you actually do your research on these places ,you will be shocked to see what they can do and have been doing! Peace
originally posted by: windus
Not that I know anything about how code names are come to, but another way of looking at Maroon Bowsprit is bowsprit being obviously from a ship and maroon could mean being marooned, not the colour.
This thread is the first one to make me genuinely curious and hunting again in a long time.
Edit to Add: I did a google indexing of www.navycthistory.com for for the word maroon first: nothing.
I did the same for the word bowsprit, and got this text file:
It mentions Bowsprit several times with capitalization:
After A school, got orders to Ft. Meade for PDP-11 school .. to prepare for Bowsprit maintenance. The PDP-11training was great. But we didn't learn anything about Bowsprit.
It may mean nothing, but read the document for yourself (especially OP. Could it reveal something more in your memories?)
originally posted by: ezekielken
An ultra secret highly classified project that they had coffee cups made for? I am definitely freaking out now!