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Mark Cashman - An Analysis of the Belgian Radar Data

Mark Cashman - An Analysis of the Belgian Radar Data

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Published by: Kandinskey on Aug 04, 2011
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An Analysis of the 3/30/90 Belgian RadarData: Draft in Progress
By Mark Cashman
The data gathered from an airborne radar during the intercept of a UFO on 3/30/90 in Belgianairspace provides a unique opportunity to analyze the three-dimensional flight profile of apossible UFO.Of particular interest is to determine if the profile represents anomalous performance for anaerodynamic vehicle while at the same time demonstrating consistencies which are difficultor impossible to equate with observational errors or ECM from a conventional aircraft.
The radar observation of a UFO in Belgian airspace beginning on 3/30/90 and continuing intothe early morning hours of 3/31/90 was merely one incident in an extensive period of UFOactivity over Belgium and neighboring countries during that year. Observations at Eupen,which were made by citizens and public officials (including uniformed police officers),indicated the presence of a large triangular object which was capable of low altitude / slowspeed, hovering, high acceleration, and high speed. In this, the observations were similar tothose of nearly a decade before in the Westchester County area of New York state (USA).A case summary of the Wavre events of 3/30/90 through 3/31/90 indicates that severalground-based radars simultaneously obtained radar signals from the same object at the sametime, as judged by the radar operators. At 11:56PM local time, the required conditions for anintercept having been met, two F-16 fighter aircraft of the Belgian Air Force departed theirbase and attempted to engage the unidentified aircraft. One of the F-16s had a video cameraoperating which recorded the radar readings and the HUD (Heads Up Display) presented tothe pilot. Readings from the HUD display based on the frame rate of the video allowedmilitary analysts to extract information on the performance of the unknown target.At the time of the intercept, the visibility was 8-15km, wind was high (50-60 knots at 1000feet, 230 degrees), and there were two slight temperature inversions (ground level and 3000feet).The UFO was not observed visually by the F-16s at any time. An analysis by the author,based on distance data, indicates that the object would have had to have been exceptionallylarge or well illuminated to have been observed visually under the conditions that evening.The radar data originally appeared in Annex I (letter I) of the official Belgian Air Forcereport. It represents the information gathered from radar contact 3, at 00:15 local time.
Basic Data
The following is a table of the basic data derived from the radar observations[1]:When graphically profiled, the salient aspects of the performance in question become clear:

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