Update, a military pilot has noted the following as he has seen the exact clip at a debriefing: “I have actually seen that clip before, it is a short segment and it demo’s a manual scan to auto capture. In part because of the aspect angles of the two aircraft. It was a great piece of work by NFO, scan, slide, capture. To what it is – hard to tell anything. Such a short clip does not give real clues. It is small, appears as fast as the jet, low at speed. I had seen a cruise missile fly a similar kind path. At first I thought it was a small aggressor aircraft like an A-4 or UAV for testing fleet low level threats. Need more details by longer vid clip. The quality of the pictures are decent. Video matches better than previous release.”
Via To The Stars Academy: GO FAST is an authentic DoD video that captures the high-speed flight of an unidentified aircraft at low altitude by a F/A-18 Super Hornet ATFLIR forward-looking infrared system. While TTSA was the first to obtain a copy, it should be available to any member of the press or public via the Freedom of Information Act.
This video, GO FAST, was captured by a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet using the Raytheon AN/ASQ- 228 Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) Pod. This sensor has two imaging modes – mid-wave infrared and visual. It has high resolution and can locate and designate targets at distances exceeding 40 nm. The video imagery represents the image displayed in the cockpit to the pilot and Weapon Systems Operators (WSO). Major features of the display are shown in Figure 1.
The date, location, and other information has been removed by the originating authority as part of the release approval process.
GO FAST was selected for release, like GIMBAL and FLIR1, after review by multiple government organizations. The object in this video remains unidentified.
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