AOMlover
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Huh?! A Strange DC9!

Sat Mar 22, 2003 2:58 am

 
backfire
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RE: Huh?! A Strange DC9!

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:00 am

Thales is a French-based defence firm which has fitted out the DC-9 for experimental systems testing.
 
IslandHopper
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RE: Huh?! A Strange DC9!

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:03 am

A quick search on google:

"Thales is one of the world's leading supplier of airborne mission systems. Its expertise in radar, electronic warfare, on-board computers and software makes it a natural partner for the success of combat, intelligence and surveillance missions."

More info here:

http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/counter/racal/

I imagine it's a testbed for the above mentioned airborne mission systems. Based out of the UK.
 
IslandHopper
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RE: Huh?! A Strange DC9!

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:05 am

The address at the bottom says UK, but that could just be a contact there.

French eh? Guess who won't be buying their air support systems.  Smile
 
AOMlover
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RE: Huh?! A Strange DC9!

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:42 am

Aaaah OK. Thales is the new name of Thomson CSF, a French defence firm as backfire said.
I didn't know that the French experiment such systems on airliners...
You learn every day héhé  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Huh?! A Strange DC9!

Sat Mar 22, 2003 10:58 am

I didn't know that the French experiment such systems on airliners...

I didn't know there were any more DC9-21s flying. Nice to see one of those wonderful birds being put to good use.
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RE: Huh?! A Strange DC9!

Sat Mar 22, 2003 11:10 am

French?

Does it act like a banner plane pulling a giant white flag behind it?
 
wannabe
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RE: Huh?! A Strange DC9!

Sat Mar 22, 2003 12:11 pm

It's a horny french DC-9.

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