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Old 01-17-2008, 07:41 PM   #1
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Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on I-15, Northof Marine Corp Air Station, Miramar. One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching near the crest of a hill.

The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 400 miles per hour. The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and turned off.

Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had in fact locked onto a USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a low flying "live" exercise near the location, and had scared the heck out of the CHP Officers..

Back at the CHP Headquarters the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the USMC Base Commander.

Back came a reply in true USMC style:


Dearest CHP/HQ members...


Thank you for the message, which allows us to complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked onto your hostile radar equipment, and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it.

Furthermore, an air to ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked onto your equipment.

Fortunately the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status, and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched and your hostile radar, and anyone near it, was destroyed.

Thank you for your concerns.

Col. Abrams C. Johnson, USMC/Miramar Station
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Missile had automatic radar lock: probable

Missile would fire automatically had it not been for pilot intervention: doubtful
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i love my marine corps

as mentioned, false, but still funny.

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on I-15, Northof Marine Corp Air Station, Miramar.
I live a mile or 2 from there.
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Very funny, but also very not true.
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