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DARPA: Program TACTIC New BW tests over the US?

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posted on May, 19 2004 @ 07:04 PM
DARPA have announced a new project and are inviting contractors to make known their plans for Program TACTIC.

The TACTIC Program seeks to actively protect troops and military assets from such events and to provide a means to maintain critical military operations at the required tempo by pursuing two paths in parallel: 1) development of technologies that can rapidly detect, discriminate and identify chemical and biological airborne clouds with low false-alarm rates, and 2) development of technologies that can defeat (precipitate and/or neutralize) the clouds before they can reach the troops on the battlefield.

Read more here

If past US Biological Warfare detection experiments are anything to go by, (the zinc cadmium sulfide Large Area Coverage experiments of the 1950s, the San Francisco tests, etc) then the US can expect to see massive aerosols of BW simulants released in public areas in the near future.

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posted on May, 19 2004 @ 07:09 PM
I'm not surprised, DARPA has got their scientists conducting R&D on everything possible.

Great find, I'm glad people are starting to pay attention to DARPA, more than before anyways.

posted on May, 19 2004 @ 07:13 PM
Yea people are starting to pay atenntion to darpa i agree but as well as darpa people are beginning to pay attention to other programs... There are like 6 different branches who have come to light in the past 2 months to me.....

But otherwise what is the point in stating that its obvious that darpa is doing something are you looking for more info or just stating??????

posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 06:35 PM
More information about the new DARPA Chemical and Biological Warfare project: Program TACTIC.

This is a 22 page proposal invitation sent out to Corporations/Departments who are interested in bidding for the Program TACTIC Threat Agent Cloud Tactical Intercept and Countermeasures.
This proposal document details the proposed methods to be used to negate a Chemical or Biological Warfare Cloud.

Page 2/18 states;

"Development of effective countermeasures to CWA/BWA threat agent clouds is a challenging task. Two examples of strategies that might be employed are: 1) direct or indirect injection of countermeasure particles into a cloud that would cause an increase in the size of threat agent particles by coalescence/coagulation, resulting in the "raining" of the heavier particles to the ground; or 2) injection of countermeasure particles that would neutralize the threat agent in the cloud in situ.

A factor that should be considered in developing a countermeasure solution is the potential human health effects from exposure to the countermeasure technology (i.e. chemicals, particulates, etc).
Techniques that provide the requisite performance with minimal health effects are ultimately desirable."

So, in order to study how to neutralize a CW/BW aerosol cloud, two aerosol clouds have to be created. The first, a CW/BW simulant threat cloud, and the second, the countermeasure cloud. In a normal CW/BW experiment only the first, the simulant threat cloud is produced.

No wonder the second paragraph stresses the concern about human health effects potentially produced by the contents of the second or countermeasure cloud.

Full Scale Field Trials will take place about 18 months after contracts are signed.

Should these trials take place in the public domain, as has happened in the past, the US Government must guarantee the US public that there will be no adverse human health effects from exposure to the simulants/countermeasures used in these experiments.

Read the contract proposal here.

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