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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

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    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 ? ;)

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    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
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    This VFA-131 cruise video includes rare ATFLIR view of a Russian Flanker encountered during anti-ISIS mission

    Video removed sadly...
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  2. Han

    Han piscator ψ

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    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?

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



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

    Lex Skilled Investigator

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    I'd guess its an mfd(multi function display aka heads down) view, not a HUD view, there is some basic flight info such as mach number and altitude, but the view is ringed by the flir functions that match up with the mfd. The mfd could be recorded too. But i doubt they would fly the aircraft in relation to the target with the mfd alone, im assuming they had a visual on it, or got a radar lock first, then slaved the flir to the radar.
     
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  4. withoutlimits09

    withoutlimits09 Paranormal Adept

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    I understand the video is from 2004, and honestly that is about the quality I would expect from 2004, but I really hope we have better tech now. It should switch from FLIR to regular so upon review, color can be seen etc..
     
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