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I'm sure most have seen this before, but I always enjoy reading it when a friend sends it along again. ::D:


Top This One For A Speeding Ticket


Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding

enforcement on I-15, just north of the Marine Corps Air Station at

Miramar .One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check

speeding vehicles approaching the crest of a hill. The officers were

suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour.

The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and

then turned off.


Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar

had in fact locked on to a USMC F/A-18 Hornet (Northrop Grumman

aircraft) which was engaged in a low flying exercise near the location.



Back at the CHP Headquarters the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to

the USMC Base Commander.


The reply came back in true USMC style:


~ ~ ~


Thank you for your letter. We can now complete the file on this



You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet

had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on to your hostile

radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it,

which is why it shut down.


Furthermore, an Air-to-Ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft

had also automatically locked on to your equipment location.


Fortunately, the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the

situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert

status and was able to override the automated defense system before the

missile was launched to destroy the hostile radar position.



The pilot also suggests you cover your mouths when cussing at them,

since the video systems on these jets are very high tech.


Sergeant Johnson, the officer holding the radar gun, should get his

dentist to check his left rear molar. It appears the filling is loose.


Also, the snap is broken on his holster.


Thank you for your concern.


Semper Fi

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I have heard one similar to that one that happened here at Wright Patt air force base. Apparently a local cop decided to use his radar gun to lock onto some A10 bombers that were returning from a live fire excercise. After the planes had straffed the cop and left a guy in a military jeep pulled up and told him never to do that again, if the A10s had not just used their ammo load on a practice run there would have been nothing left of the cop or his car.

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Also flying over civilian areas (heck just any area that isn't extremely hostile) with a weapon system that automatically attacks perceived enemies seems more than a little retarded. I'd hope the military would be the party to "never do that again".

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Lastly, there are glaring factual errors in the story itself. The "Sidewinder" is a heat-seeking air-to-air missile (AAM) designed for short-range strikes against attacking aircraft.


There is a variant of the Sidewinder called the SideARM, which is an older Sidewinder with the HS tracker replaced with a radiation tracker to attack radar sites. Visually very similar...



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