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A.T.F.L.I.R. degraded Video

Discussion in 'The UFO Forum' started by Ezechiel, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Ezechiel

    Ezechiel Paranormal Adept

    Mar 4, 2009
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    Montreal, Canada
    John Alexander mentioned that the video was definitely degraded for 'national security' reasons... well how much degradation would you expect on a 2004 ATFLIR video ? ;)


    Here was the situation back in 1999:
    Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) First Flight
    "The ATFLIR images I saw today were crisp, clear and very stable." Those were the words of the Advanced Weapons Laboratory ATFLIR Project Officer and F/A-18 Weapon Systems Operator (WSO) Major Jeff Webb after flying the first flight with the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared, ATFLIR. Weapons Test Squadron Pilot LCDR Greg Huffman piloted the mission in an F/A-18D, at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Land Ranges at China Lake, California.

    "ATFLIR provides a tremendous increase in resolution and a greater magnification... ATFLIR's magnification is 30X versus previous FLIR capabilities at 4X. We have made a huge leap today," said Webb.

    ... is this video really degraded ? ... maybe a question for Frevor or Slaight ?

    Here's Lockheed Martin Sniper Targeting Pod image quality in 2013

    SU-22 shot down by F/A-18E Jun 18 2017
    This VFA-131 cruise video includes rare ATFLIR view of a Russian Flanker encountered during anti-ISIS mission

    Video removed sadly...
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2018
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  2. Han

    Han piscator ψ

    Jul 1, 2010
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    London (UK)
    Just looking at the readouts in the first and second video you posted, it seems that the 'text' on the first one is much more blury than in the sniper pod one.

    Also this as I understand it is HUD footage, would the HDD* be recorded too?


    Below is the WSO Seat in an F-14 showing MFDs**


    *Head-Down Displays (HDD)
    **Multi-function display - Wikipedia
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