How Many UFO Incidents are Military Activities?

Today’s UFO incident is the Mysterious Zigzagging Lights Spotted Over Hawaii. Let’s look at what was reported. First of all, the simple fact that this happened, or was seen by people, in Hawaii is telling. Just like the strange and mysterious lights that were seen by people in the Phoenix, Arizona area, there is something telling about celestial events that occur over a population center. What do I mean by this?

Well, in short, it simply means that if this was deliberate and a choice by whoever is behind it (either the military or extraterrestrials), then they wanted it to be seen. And they wanted whatever repercussions and results come from it being seen. Because if they didn’t want it to be seen, they could have done it in the many other locations in the world that are devoid of witnesses.

Why is this significant? Well, simply ask yourself the question: Why would anyone (in this case the military, government, or whoever controls them) want the human populace to see strange things in the sky? What could possibly be gained by this? Who benefits from it? If not immediately, who benefits eventually from this? Well I’ll let you think about that one on your own. I clearly have my belief on the matter, and this type of event fits perfectly into the grand plan.

Alright, leaving motive aside for a moment, let’s return to the specifics of this story.

“Zigzagging contrails and weird lights were seen over most of Hawaii last night, prompting concerned citizens to send emergency picture texts to local newsrooms.”

Who could’ve foreseen that reaction and behavior? (Be sure to recognize sarcasm.) By the way, what the heck are “emergency picture texts”? Are local newsrooms obligated to publish picture texts from “concerned citizens” when they are deemed “emergency”? Who is it that decides which are emergency pictures and which are not?

So, was the military involved? Did they cause this?

“Although an Army spokesperson initially said it was not a military-related event, the Missile Defense Agency and the Navy now say there was a flight test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai of a new missile defense system. The strange lights, according to the Department of Defense, were most likely caused by the sunset reflecting off of missile trails.”

Well, that clears things up, doesn’t it? I mean, there has never, ever been any controversy or mistrust of government when it comes to UFO or alien suspicions. Roswell UFO incident, anyone?

Should  we be concerned that an Army spokesman, who of all people should know when to declare such broad claims of fact, was corrected/contradicted by other military authorities? Does that mean we should never accept the initial claim of the Army’s spokesmen? Why is nobody investigating this discrepancy? Why are we not evaluating the communication process within the military? Seems like that kind of communication could be rather critical.

What is really intriguing about this sequence of reports is what is implied when you layer this onto the ever common news reporting phenomenon where the initial reports reflect the truth more than the subsequent “official” stories. Which means that if we apply that pattern to this case, the army PR guy was telling the truth: the military was not involved. And if they weren’t, then ooooh it could have been aliens. But then other military groups, namely the Defense department, say oh yeah, it was us. Which would imply cover up. Nothing to see here.

But that, of course, is all speculation.

6 Categories of Army’s Vehicles

Types of Vehicles

The development of new technology doesn’t affect just the everyday technology that everyone is using, but it results in faster and a lot more efficient military vehicles. Today the work is based to make vehicles that can be unmanned that will be used for dangerous missions. The use of the vehicles is very important because it helps the soldiers and also other military personnel to do their daily functions. Also, they are needed for military campaigns as combat vehicles. The army vehicles that are being used U.S. military are usually divided into six categories.

The vehicle which is used most of the time by the Army is the upgraded HMMWV. It is up to 20,000 LB GVW wheeled vehicle. A lot of vehicles that are with this weight range are often commercially available. The performance characteristics are something similar to the ones in the marketplace. It is 120 MPH vehicle.

The STRYKER group has multi-mission wheeled vehicles and has the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles known as the FMTV. The weight of those ranges up to 80,000 lbs GVW weight class. If they are loaded to 15,000 lbs the speed will reach the range of 100 MPH. The objectives of those who are making the vehicles are to make them faster and more agile by using new technology. This vehicle category takes a large percentage of the vehicle fleet.

One of the standard Army vehicles is the M1120 HEMTT which is up to 140,000 lbs weight class. This vehicle is 66,000 lb GVW, and because it has the option to have attached trailer can add up 37,000 lbs. The maximum loading is 20,000lbs and today with its design parameter is for Federal highways. Also, these vehicles are legally used on roads in the United States.

The Last Two Categories

The fifth category takes the M916 M2/M3 Line Haul Tractor. When is loaded in full capacity has a gross weight of 130,00lb. But the axel loading is near 25,000 lbs upper limit. As a result the M915/M916 categories of haul truck are also legal to use on Federal Highways. These vehicles or at least some versions of them will probably stay as a standard Army’s vehicles and will be on the highways in the future too. They also have the ability to go 90+ MPH loaded with the highest axle, which makes them one of the fastest heavy trucks. It has a big percent of paved toads against unpaved road use.

The sixth and last category has the Army’s Heavy Equipment Transporter or known as HET. This vehicle has GVW>140,000 lbs and is not one that would be tested for a high speed track. But it would use the upgraded Dynamometer Course with the tracked vehicles
A few days ago I got an e-mail on my AKO webmail account that new version of the vehicles will be arriving soon at the base. I can’t wait to try them; they are probably very good vehicles too.

LAV-25 Army Vehicle

One of the eight models of LAV vehicles is LAV-25. These vehicles are with eight – wheeled light armor and also with 4 wheel drive that are transferable to eight wheel drive. They are made by the General Dynamics Land Systems, Canada, but its design is based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha I 8×8 armored fighting vehicles which were firstly used in the U.S. Army in the early 1980s. It was marked as a high degree adaptation for different combat terrains.

The Properties

I can surely say that LAV-25 is a very fast armored vehicle. It is powered by a diesel engine that produces 275 HP. Its maximum speed on-land can easily reach 100km/h or calculated in MPH is 62. This is the main reason why the LAV-25 is the most successful vehicle and it is very important for strategic and tactical operations because can reach to the threat quickly and hit it.

Plus one of its benefits is that it can also “swim” that is why they are also called amphibious vehicles. There is an exception made for oceans.

This vehicle has two-unit turret too, where a machine gun and a cannon are installed. Also, another machine gun can be installed in case there is a need in a situation for defense if there is an air attack. The LAV-25 crew generally consists of a Commander, Driver and a Gunner. The driver’s place is in the front left and the engine is on the right. The Commander and the Gunner are settled in the turret.

The faction of LAV-25

The primary function of this vehicle is to carry troops. It is also an APC – Armored Personnel Carrier. The cannon and the guns that are mounted on the turret are for facilitating the vehicle which its main role of troop deployment for defense in case of attack from the enemy. Six fully equipped soldiers can be carried in the LAV-25, three on the rear left wall and three on the rear left. They can participate in defending the vehicle if there is an attack because there are firing spots in of each seat. In order to make it difficult for the enemy to reach or hit them, they can discharge a smoke grenade and the night vision gear of the Driver, Commander and Gunner together with the vehicle speed will be almost impossible for the enemy to escape.

As I said, the LAV-25 first was deployed in the ‘80s, but in Panama in the Just Cause Operation. Now this vehicle is used by the US Army in the Middle East. Here the vehicle has proven to be highly effective. I have many years of experience with this vehicle during many missions. We have always resulted with a winning outcome and we were always safe and no one was able to even touch us. So from my point to view I can assure you all that the LAV-25 is one of the best military vehicles for the Army.

Mine Protected Military Vehicle

Navistar Defense Military Vehicle

The American company Navistar International’s – Navistar Defense together with Israeli Plasan Sasa has design armored fighting vehicle; the international MaxxPro MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected). This vehicle is made for the Us Military’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program which is usually led by the Marine Corps and sometimes similar to US Army-led Medium Mine Protected Vehicle program.

There are two categories of the MRAPs which depend on the passenger compartment space and on the usage. So, the MaxxPro is produced in two sizes by the Navistar, but still category one MRAPs were mostly sold. The dual rear wheels are increasing load carrying capacity, just like the ambulance or EFP protected variables. Then here is the latest model – MaxxPro Dash. This is smaller and also lighter category one model. But the both of them, the Plus and Dash, has the MaxxForce 10 Engine with 375hp and in place of DT530 with 330hp is used in the original base model products.

MaxxPro Design

When it comes to its design, the MaxxPro has a crew capsule with a V-shaped hull which is mounted on the international WorkStar 7000 chassis. This V-shaped hull has the ability to deflect the blast of a land mine or for other explosive devices too (IED), with this it protects the occupants. There were some concerns, when I was in the military base, that is likely to be destroyed by an ambush and the solider would probably be stranded inside. This is because the chaises are mounted outside of the armored crew capsule. But soon, after we had this suspicion we got info from the Navistar Defense that the MaxxPro has passed extremely well during its tests, and that was a relief. The design of this mine protective vehicle is proven to be effective as the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann ATF Dingo which uses some similar design. The design has passed the test and it survived a 15 lbs (7kg) land mine blast with no possible injuries.

From the Navistar Defense we also got an info that the vehicle is designed with operational readiness and utilizes standardized; also there are easily available parts that give the ability to make rapid repair and maintenance. Its armored body instead of welded it is bolted together, just like in other MRAPs.

The MaxxPro and its features as I said V-shaped hull and other design features that improves survivability; is a vehicle that every soldier wants to have in while there are out on a mission.

So for better view here are the features of the MaxxPro MRAPs:

- V-shaped hull to deflect IED blasts away from the vehicle
- It can be fitted with add-on armor
- Protection against direct fire and RPG rounds
- The vehicle is powered by an International MaxxForce D9.3I6 diesel engine

So this vehicle isn’t built just to withstand direct mine contact but also ballistic arms fire, IEDs, and other emerging threats. Plus, I have to tell you that it saves my life too. It is my personal favorite vehicle.