Friday, October 12, 2018

Hawaiian False Alarm, the Aegis Ashore System and a Pending $2 Billion Dollar Contract: Shall We Play a Game?

by Scott Creighton (archived from Jan. 14, 2018)

The following are a series of clips from various news agencies which illuminate a pattern that I noticed while researching what happened yesterday in Hawaii. I will be producing a video about this later today but unfortunately one of my cats passed away last night and I have to repair a tire this morning so while my interest in the events is certainly peaked, my thoughts are less focused than they should be.

As I wrote last night about the false alarm that took place yesterday, I find it hard too believe that one person can send any message in their emergency system with the “accidental” press of a button and I find it harder to believe it takes 38 minutes to post a correction… ESPECIALLY if “one person can send any message in their emergency system with the… press of a button”

These two statements make no sense in conjuncture with one another when you think about it and they contradictory to one another when Hawaiian officials make them as well.

“Richard Rapoza, spokesman for the emergency management agency, said the worker who sent out the erroneous alarm “didn’t realize his error until he received the alert on his own cell phone.”
The system does ask whether a staffer wishes to send an actual alert, at which point he or she answers yes or no. On Saturday the employee then made a second mistake by clicking yes…
In an interview, Rapoza also said it took 38 minutes to cancel the alert because a process had not yet been created to cancel false alarms and the agency had to seek authorization from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to send out the all-clear and to use the civil alert system to send out the message that there had been a false alarm.” LA Times
So the system makes them ask FEMA if they can send a message saying there is no war being launched on them… but it’s a simple “yes or no” button to send one that says there is?
Does that make any sense to anyone?

Of course not. It’s bullshit.

So what really happened?

As you can see from the graphic above… there is a new development in the Aegis Ashore defense system which is hooked directly to Hawaii’s early warning system which is the ONLY system that could have caused the false alarm like Hawaiians saw Saturday morning.

And as it just so happens, that new development in the system was being shown off to an official from Japan just this week as they try to decide whether or not they want to spend 2 billion dollars of the Japanese people’s money on the system
And, as it turns out… Tokyo “hoped to confirm the system’s performance” and “Lockheed said it plans to conduct missile engagement simulations and live tracking demonstration in the first half of 2018.”

The event took place at perhaps the best possible time it could have, all things considered. School was out (though some kids were involved in various programs), many people were home from work, the highways were not jam-packed … and more importantly… the financial markets were all closed so the thought of pending thermonuclear war wouldn’t crash them instantly.

All very good timing for an “accident” if you ask me.

Plus… well… there is the 2 billion dollar contract to think of.

Is it possible that a war game, a simulation on behalf of that Japanese official, was conducted Saturday morning involving the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex and Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) and either it was accidentally communicated to Hawaii’s emergency management agency or someone allowed it to go through to test civilian readiness like all those drills they have been doing over the past few months?

I don’t know but this is what I have been working on much of the night. I post this info below so you guys can take a look at it and judge for yourselves. What I am working on is a theory at this point. But it’s one hell of a coincidence isn’t it?

I wish I could do more on this at this time but I have a couple things to deal with as I mentioned above.

Russia believes that the system is “fueling a new arms race”, and is constructed “on ridiculous fabricated pretexts” of protection against non-existent threats of the so-called rogue states. Dmitry Rogozin, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian government, said that the country would “react in the sharpest manner” to any American ships armed with the system found near their shores.[41] Wikipage for Aegis systems

first test:

“Standard Missile Completes First Test Launch from Aegis Ashore Test Site,” and reported that: “The Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy, and sailors at the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex and Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), successfully conducted the first flight test involving components of the Aegis Ashore system. During the test, a simulated ballistic missile target was acquired, tracked, and engaged by the Aegis Weapon System. At approximately 7:35 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time, May 20 (1:35 a.m. EDT, May 21), the Aegis Weapon System fired a Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IB guided missile from the Vertical Launch System. Several fire control and engagement functions were exercised during the test. A live target missile launch was not planned for this flight test.” 21 May 2014

another test:

“During the test, a target representing a medium-range ballistic missile was air-launched from a U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft over the broad ocean area southwest of Hawaii. The Aegis Ashore Weapon System then launched the SM-3 Block IB Threat Upgrade guided missile from its Vertical Launch System. The SM-3’s kinetic warhead acquired the target reentry vehicle, diverted into its path, and destroyed the target using the kinetic force of a direct impact.” December 9, 2015

“Lockheed Martin Corp said on Thursday (Jan. 11, 2018) it had connected key components of its new long-range discrimination radar (LRDR) with its Aegis Ashore missile-defense system to enhance Aegis’s capabilities.

With this technology, the Aegis missile-defense system – a collection of radar stations and interceptors – will be simultaneously able to detect threats from longer distances and combat targets with reduced reaction time, the U.S. weapons maker said.

In December, Japan decided to expand its ballistic missile defense system with Lockheed’s ground-based Aegis in response to a growing threat from North Korean rockets.

Japan intends to build two Aegis Ashore batteries that will likely cost at least $2 billion and are not expected to be operational at least until 2023.” Reuters Jan. 11

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In a landmark demonstration, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) connected key components of its Aegis Ashore and Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) technologies, validating the ability to greatly increase operational performance, efficiency and reliability of Aegis Ashore. ” Lockheed Martin Jan. 11 2018

An Aegis Ashore test complex here was opened to Japanese news organizations for the first time on Jan. 10, local time (Jan. 11, Japan time) on the occasion of a visit by Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera. This came in the wake of a decision by the Japanese government in December last year to buy Aegis Ashore systems from the United States to counter the growing threat posed by North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs…
Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) who traveled from Washington, greeted Onodera at the PMRF and promised to extend all-out support for Japan’s implementation of Aegis Ashore systems. For the U.S., Japan is not only an ally, but also a prized customer enthusiastic about buying state-of-the-art defense equipment.

Onodera said that Tokyo “hoped to confirm the system’s performance as well as its possible impact on surrounding areas, and explain the need for it to the Japanese public.” The Mainichi Jan. 12 2018

The U.S. State Department notified Congress Jan. 9 that it had approved the export of Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA anti-ballistic missiles to Japan, marking the first time a Block IIA missile has been approved for export…

The anti-ballistic missiles are set to be employed on Aegis-class destroyers as well as in land-based Aegis Ashore systems, which Japan is planning to deploy at approximately 100 billion yen per unit, along with F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jets.” Mainichi Jan. 10, 2018

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