From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul> Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 13:45:41 -0400 Archived: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:30:00 -0400 Subject: Re: Missile Silos "Power Failure"? >From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 14:36:09 -0700 >Subject: Missile Silos "Power Failure"? >The Atlantic >http://tinyurl.com/24cjp7x >Oct 26 2010 >Power Failure Shuts Down Squadron Of Nuclear Missiles >President Obama was briefed this morning on a power failure at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming that took 50 nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), one->ninth of the U.S. missile stockpile, temporarily offline on Saturday. >The base is a main locus of the United States' strategic nuclear forces. The 90th Missile Wing, headquartered there, controls 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic nuclear >missiles. >They're on full-time alert and are housed in a variety of bunkers across the base. >On Saturday morning, according to people briefed on what happened, a squadron of ICBMs suddenly dropped down into what's known as "LF Down" status, meaning that the >missiles in their bunkers could no longer communicate with the missiles themselves. LF Down status also means that various security protocols built into the missile delivery >system, like intrusion alarms and warhead separation alarms, were offline. [snip] I would note that the article goes on to state that: "According to the official, engineers believe that a launch control center computer (LCC), responsible for a package of at least five missiles, usually ten of them, began to "ping" out of sequence, resulting in a surge of "noise" through the system. The LCCs interrogate each missile in sequence, so if they begin to send signals out when they're not supposed to, receivers on the missiles themselves will notice this and send out error codes." Is there any reason to believe there is a UFO connection? Just curious. Steve Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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