Mysterious ‘area 6’ landing strip in the Nevada desert Baffles Experts
#Cosmoread: A mysterious remote Nevada desert, mile-long landing strip, a top-secret drone fleet to test the sensors can be home base, security experts speculate.
Asphalt landing strip 6 in Yucca Flat test site area is about 12 miles (19 kilometers) of the 51 infamous conspiracy theories that have long been the subject of the Northeast. Region 6, clamshell door hanger with a handful are clustered at one end of the runway, reveal images from Google Earth.
Area, which is not a name, is fenced off and Yucca Flat, where the military conducted several decades hundreds of nuclear tests in the Nevada National Security Site visits pockmarked by them can be seen from the road.
While little is known about the region 6, both the Department of Defense and Homeland Security Yucca Airstrip, Darwin Morgan, a spokesman for the National Nuclear Security Administration, which is used by the department, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“They come here to test their own sensors,” he recently for 6 months after escape questions about the area, said the newspaper.
However, with government officials about the site extremely reticent to disclose any information that is, some details have leaked.
Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project, a 7,500-page tome on nuclear security in a brief paragraph that includes a description of the area as the 6 “air operation facility.”
“The purpose of this feature is the creation of the work, and a variety of unmanned aerial vehicles to test. Tests include, but, airframe modifications, sensor operation, and development are not limited to the onboard computer. A small, manned aircraft Chase Yucca mountain repository license application government contractor Bechtel SAIC, which is $ 9.6 million for the construction of the runway, according to a 2008 report filed by unmanned aerial vehicles used to track ” .
Above the bar is controlled airspace, aircraft or satellites in space reduces the risk of having a detailed look at the surroundings. It also prevents people from unwittingly stumbling on the site, Morgan told the Review-Journal.
Depending on its size, Hangar 15 MQ-9 Reaper aircraft, depending on the type of reconnaissance drones used to be home, Tim Brown, an imagery analyst on defense information website GlobalSecurity.org, told the Journal Review. The runway is too short for the fighter jets or bombers, he said.
One possibility is that remotely piloted aircraft for reconnaissance work to do practice runs. Yucca Flat that echoes the high desert terrain found in the most remote areas of Libya where al Qaeda or ISIS operatives may be hiding out, he said.
Hundreds of types of smartphone cameras inevitably take time-lapse photography MQ-9 Reaper aircraft are mounted on the areas – if this is the case, Government sensor arrays can be tested out. The idea is out there, in fact, can be moved from a potential terrorist or bad actor is moving, anything is Brown said.