Message posted by Chuck Clark on October 17, 2002 at 8:14:31 PST:
The only time I've seen a Patriot missile battery near here on the range was about 3 or 4 years ago during a red flag exercise. A battery was placed just inside the fenceline about 1/2 mile north of the Area 51 Back Gate. No missiles were fired, it just seemed to be there for the missile crew to drill on prelaunch aiming and tracking procedures. At the same time, a Soviet SA-11 simulator was located about 40 yards north of the Back Gate and about 15 feet outside the fenceline. The missiles were dummies, but the tracking radar was fully operational.
In Reply to: Re: missile test posted by gary on October 16, 2002 at 21:00:36 PST: