posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 01:48 AM
CLUI winter 2013 newsletter
Nothing too earth shattering here if you have been following UAV bases over the years. The only place I didn't know had a UAV program is Fort
Huachuca. If you fire up google earth, you can spot two Reapers at
31°34'58.71"N 110°19'57.87"W . in addition, they have the fanciest photo resolution target I ever saw at
31°35'46.93"N 110°18'25.98"W . Most resolution targets are just black and white, while this one has a lower contrast target as well. This has to
do with the modulation transfer function (MTF) of the optics. In one sentence, resolution is a function of contrast. There is no shortage of
technical discussions on MTF on the interwebs if you want to know more.
The article mentioned Edwards North Base as a UAV facility. I assume that means the Global Observer. Edwards North Base is quite close to the highway,
so I don't think they can do anything secret there. Well outside of the hangars. They do run Groom Lake from Edwards North Base.
Also news to me was the use of Benson airport in Arizona as a UAV facility that is also used by civilian aviation.