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Topic: Washington DC ATC...Confidential?
Username: Jzucker
Posted 2001-01-15 04:54:52 and read 772 times.

On a recent tour of ATC at Washington National, my inquiry on the colored screen (that I assumed was some form of radar) was answered by a "Its Confidential, I cannot discuss that..."

So guys...What do you think? Any ideas...OOOOh!
Thanks is advance!

Topic: RE: Washington DC ATC...Confidential?
Username: Deltaflyertoo
Posted 2001-01-15 05:02:33 and read 757 times.

Give more details,

What do you mean by colored screen?

Sounds juicy!

Topic: RE: Washington DC ATC...Confidential?
Username: Jzucker
Posted 2001-01-15 05:11:20 and read 749 times.

Its hard to say...the controller giving me the tour was quick to change the subject, directing my attention else where. All I can say is this...

It was what appeared to be a radar "station" as one would find in any tracon, yet it was located towards the center of the control tower cab at DCA. It had a large flat screen...with no evident radar bar that circled to update the screen. It was IN COLOR...I may have seen small a/c symbols also in color...

I know the details are sketchy...my assumption is that it has to do with the President and his helicopter, or the Pentagon. I am sure someone from the forumn has some inside juice.
Thanks in advance. Josh

Topic: RE: Washington DC ATC...Confidential?
Username: Highliner2
Posted 2001-01-15 06:06:13 and read 738 times.

My guess is it would be an AEGIS radar system. It's used aboard USN ships, it is the most potent missile defense system ever developed. It has large colored screens. Just a guess.


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