Wednesday, August 10, 2011

USAF plan for "Weather as a Force Multiplier"

Back in 2001, the USAF published a roadmap for using "weather as a force multiplier"

"A high-risk, high-reward endeavor, weather-modification offers a dilemma not unlike the splitting of the atom. While some segments of society will always be reluctant to examine controversial issues such as weather-modification, the tremendous military capabilities that could result from this field are ignored at our own peril. From enhancing friendly operations or disrupting those of the enemy via small-scale tailoring of natural weather patterns to complete dominance of global communications and counterspace control, weather-modification offers the war fighter a wide-range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary."

ADV Aerospace Delivery Vehicles        DE Directed Energy

AIM Artificial Ionospheric Mirrors        GWN Global Weather Network    
CHEM Chemicals
SC Smart Clouds (nanotechnology)      
CBD Carbon Black Dust                SENSORS Sensors

COMM Communications                     VR WX Virtual Weather

COMP MOD Computer Modeling      WFSE Weather Force Support Element

* Technologies to be developed by DOD

By 2011, according to this timeline, these technologies are well into production.

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