UFO INFORMATION SERVICE SEATTLE, WASHINGTON _ COMPLAINT FORM ADMINISTRATIVE DATA DATE]TIME
UFO INFORMATION SERVICE SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
14 Aug 80 0730
KIRTLAND AFB, NM 13 Aug 80, Possible
Hostile Intelligence Intercept Incident, PLACE
Frequency Jamming. AFOSI District 17,BID,
KIRTLAND AFB, NM
SOURCE AND EVALUATION
1960th Communication Officer
RESIDENCE OR BUSINESS ADDRESS
1960 COMMSq KAFB, NM
REMARKS SUMMARY OF INFORMATION
1. On 13 Aug 80, 1960 COMMSq Maintenance Officer reported Radar Approach
Control equipment and scanner radar inoperative due to high frequency jamming
from an unknown cause. Total blackout of entire radar approach system to
include Albuquerque Airport was in effect between 1630-2215hrs. Radar Approach
Control back up system also were inoperative.
2. On 13 Aug 80, Defense Nuclear Agency Radio Frequency Monitors determined,
by vector analysis, the interference was being sent from an area ( V-90 degrees
or due East ) 0n DAF Map coordinates E-28.6. The area was located NW of Coyote
Canyon Test area. It was first though that Sandia Laboratory, which utilizes
the test range was responsible. However, after a careful check, it was later
determined that no test were being conducted in the canyon area. Department of
Energy, Air Force Weapons Laboratory and DNA were contacted but assured that
their agencies were not responsible.
3. On 13 Aug 80, Base Security Police conducted a physical check of the area
but because of the mountainous terrain, a thorough check could not be completed
at that time. A later foot search failed to disclosed anything that could have
caused the interference.
4. On 13 Aug 80, At 2216hrs,. all radar equipment returned to normal operation
without further incident.
5. CONCLUSION: The presence of hostile intelligence jamming cannot be ruled
out. Although no evidence would suggest this, the method has been used in the
past. Communication maintenance specialists cannot explain how such
interference could cause the radar equipment to become totally inoperative.
Neither could they suggest the type or range of the interference signal. DNA
frequency monitors reported the interference beam was wide spread and a type
unknown to their electronical equipment. Further checks of the area was being
conducted by Technical Services, AFOSI.
6. High command interest item. Briefings requested IAW AFOSIR 124-4 be
completed at HQ AFOSI/IVOE. HQ CR 44 and 51 items.
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