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US press discusses oddities of deploying Patriot battery at small university airport

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The American media is discussing data on the weirdness of military activity at one of the smaller airports in Texas.


The military-thematic section of The Drive writes that for the first time a deployed Patriot air defense system was seen at such a small facility as Easterwood Airport, which is structurally related to the University of Texas. Tyler Rogoway writes that the civilian pilots aviation ask the question: why did it take to deploy a Patriot at a university airport serving exclusively regional flights?

From the commercial pilot's statement:

An entire Patriot battery has been deployed there, and nobody knows what's going on.

Rogoway writes in his material that the administration of Easterwood airport gave evasive comments on the placement of anti-aircraft missile systems. It was noted that about 300 US Army personnel arrived at the airport and delivered launchers, radars and other elements of air defense systems. Added that we are talking about a "commercial deal with the military department."



From the material:

The airport is still open for civil flights, only now it resembles a combat zone.

The situation was "cleared up" by the press officer of the 44th Air Defense Regiment of the US Army, stationed in Fort Hood (Texas). According to the officer, "a rather rare deployment of the Patriot system has been carried out, and this is due to the crisis phenomena." It was noted that after setting up the equipment, the air defense battery "will begin to operate, including for conducting exercises."

Press officer:

For example, students at the University of Texas participating in a military training program will have the opportunity to take part in exercises and see how one of the best air defense battalions performs during a real operation. During training, combat missiles will not be used.

However, the oddity is that the small Easterwood airport was chosen to deploy the Patriot battery. In this regard, it is assumed that statements that Texas students will be able to take part in exercises using Patriot air defense systems are an attempt to disguise the real reason for the deployment of complexes at the university airport. We can talk about the cover with the help of the air defense system of a certain secret object, which is located in this area.
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  1. Shurik70
    Shurik70 22 October 2020 07: 01
    -3
    I think the United States has enough "Patriots" that separate complexes would be put "somewhere"
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 22 October 2020 07: 08
      +2
      Now then Texas can sleep well wink
    2. Mitroha
      Mitroha 22 October 2020 07: 10
      13
      In general, I can hardly imagine the military who put the air defense system - "somewhere"
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 22 October 2020 07: 58
        +1

        Mitroha (Alex)
        Today, 07: 10
        NEW

        +4
        In general, I can hardly imagine the military who put the air defense system - "somewhere"
        I agree with you. It's just that nothing is done. There is always a goal for the actions taken. Especially among the warriors.
      2. Ros 56
        Ros 56 22 October 2020 08: 30
        0
        No, well, after the fourth liter they can go somewhere.
      3. ZEMCH
        ZEMCH 22 October 2020 18: 06
        +1
        Quote: Mitroha
        In general, I can hardly imagine the military who put the air defense system - "somewhere"

        I, too, can hardly imagine, especially American ones)))
    3. ficus2003
      ficus2003 22 October 2020 07: 11
      +1
      There are few of them in the United States.
      1. zyablik.olga
        zyablik.olga 22 October 2020 07: 23
        +2
        Quote: ficus2003
        There are few of them in the United States.

        There are no permanently deployed at all.
        1. Snail N9
          Snail N9 22 October 2020 08: 06
          +7
          Elections. Obviously, Trump (or Biden) has information that can happen, whatever you want, and you will have to sit in a bunker, which may be encroached upon by some "rioters" from the armed forces who support the opposition candidate .. winked
          1. ficus2003
            ficus2003 22 October 2020 14: 48
            -3
            This version is just as comical as the version of the skakuas about the fact that Putin is about to get out of the Kremlin during the protests on the swamp.
    4. EnGenius
      EnGenius 22 October 2020 09: 16
      0
      They don't just put it somewhere. Either this is a training for the deployment of the complex in a new location, or to cover some objects or operations.
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 22 October 2020 07: 15
    +4
    That our Petrel escaped? belay
    1. nnm
      nnm 22 October 2020 07: 16
      +1
      Yes, information about preparations for a new launch has just passed))))
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 22 October 2020 07: 33
        -1
        So maybe they missed the start. How many cowsheds on Novaya Zemlya did not find a red Petrel. He flew away? Without promising to return! Saying ardent greetings to their creators! lol
  3. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 22 October 2020 07: 15
    0
    Why did the Patriot need to be deployed at a university airport serving exclusively regional flights?

    "A fairly rare deployment of the Patriot system has been completed, and this is due to the crisis phenomena"

    I suppose that in this very Easterwood there is no other way than Biden lathered himself up (using air transport). We are waiting, sir.
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 22 October 2020 07: 31
    +1
    Sci-fi in the US Defense Ministry reviewed a lot of unnecessary things, waiting for the invasion of aliens! !!! lol Another would be a tank regiment at the airport, but damn it, passenger planes interfere with tanks wassat .
  5. askort154
    askort154 22 October 2020 07: 43
    +1
    An entire Patriot battery has been deployed there, and nobody knows what's going on.

    Yes, everything is clear. yes Preparing for the elections is to prevent Russian interference. negative
    1. kristofer
      kristofer 22 October 2020 08: 37
      -1
      How to prevent the intervention of the Yars or the poplars? ))
      1. askort154
        askort154 22 October 2020 08: 41
        0
        kristofer How to prevent the intervention of the Yars or the poplars? ))

        Do not bully at Russia negative ! hi
  6. bald
    bald 22 October 2020 08: 13
    0
    Something took a laugh. More than a year ago, approaching NATO to our borders, we voiced out loud: "... return missiles to Cuba and the shura of mura with Mexico" - this is the result laughing And then, in addition, Solovyov voiced out loud, probably not without soil: "... but shouldn't we supply missile systems to Mexico for free? (Due to the same move to our border). Only the Mexican government is not Cuba and Venezuela - its states instantly gobble up.
  7. unhappy
    unhappy 22 October 2020 08: 27
    0
    100 percent of the elections, or rather the expected movement after the elections. Who is the military for whom, by the way, who will they support?
    wink laughing good
  8. antiaircrafter
    antiaircrafter 22 October 2020 08: 42
    0
    Nothing strange. Routine study in an area of ​​intense aviation operations. Operators are trained.
    Here are 300 people for one battery, it's gorgeous. In our regiment, together with the cooks and foremen, a little more relied on the war.
  9. Charik
    Charik 22 October 2020 08: 46
    0
    Trump's meeting with sleepwalkers before the election
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 22 October 2020 08: 54
    0
    The Patriot air defense system has an inclined launcher that controls a sector of 160-180 degrees. So by the slope you can determine from where the attack is expected, although there is only Mexico nearby, don't go to the grandma ...........
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 October 2020 09: 20
    0
    An entire Patriot battery has been deployed there, and nobody knows what's going on.
    What slow-witted. This is against Russian hackers, about which American politicians and the military have again actively started talking in recent days. Russian hackers can infiltrate anywhere and from anywhere - from the computer to the toilet. Therefore, extra precautions will not hurt. And the students, supposedly watching the exercises of the best air defense personnel in the country, are a simple excuse.
  12. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 22 October 2020 13: 59
    +1
    For example, students at the University of Texas participating in a military training program will have the opportunity to take part in exercises and see how one of the best air defense battalions performs during a real operation. During training, combat missiles will not be used.

    In short, the military department at the University of Texas began training, exams and titles. smile
    Our students were taken to the complexes, and they brought the complex to the students.

    And about the strangeness of the placement ... I've personally seen the air defense system deployed in St. Petersburg on Gidrotehnikov Street, behind the building of the Impulse Design Bureau. And he worked on it (however, only "Karat" - broadcasting was prohibited, the radar station worked only for the equivalent). smile
    By the way, there is still a zrdn technique, but of a different type.