Re: Raptors Recalled from Land of the Rising Sun.

Message posted by The Major on February 16, 2007 at 9:53:30 PST:

The software issue was the story I heard when I saw the Raptors last Sunday. The malfunction apparently occurred near the international date line and affected all 12 Raptors, forcing them to abort the mission and return to Hickam. Because of OPSEC, I couldn't discuss it in detail. I thought the Okinawa "protest" cover story was amusing and very convenient. There is an active and very persistent group of anti-(US)military protesters in Okinawa who are, in essence, mostly ignored. To pay attention to them now would have been quite a coincidence!
I've been very busy the last few days, so I haven't been checking the flight line. The last time I looked (a brief visit to Hickam night before last) the Raptors were gone, but there are a number of other places they could have been parked.
If I get a chance, I'll take a look this afternoon.

In Reply to: Raptors Recalled from Land of the Rising Sun. posted by Thud on February 16, 2007 at 6:52:04 PST:


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