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HAARP Completed!

HAARP Completed!


For the last four years the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Project
(HAARP) has been managed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency (DARPA) with Dr. Sheldon Z. Meth as the Program Manager. As of
March 9, 2006 the official DARPA page for HAARP states that the high frequency transmitting array at the
HAARP Research Station, Gakona, AK has been completed.

"The HAARP Interactive Ionospheric Research Observatory is a major Arctic
facility for the study of upper atmospheric and solar-terrestrial physics
and for
Radio Science and Communications research. Among the instruments
included at the facility are a high power, high-frequency (HF) phased array
radio transmitter, numerous radio frequency and optical research instruments
capable of observing and monitoring the complex auroral ionosphere, and
site infrastructure to support research activities. "

The above is from the official HAARP website
The high-frequency phased array radio transmitter mentioned is
called the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI) and it is the heart of the
HAARP program. The Final IRI (FIRI) is a field of 180 towers, each 72 feet
with two crossed dipole antennas at the top of each tower. Slung beneath
towers is a wire grid for reflecting upward any radio emissions from the
antennas that heads toward the ground. Beneath the mesh are small
buildings called shelters for the radio transmitters. All of these elements
linked together to act as one giant transmitting antenna with an effective
radiated power (ERP) of 3.6 million watts, making it the world's largest
broadcasting station.


Dr. Bernard J. Eastlund received the first of his three patents for a
"Method And Apparatus For Altering A Region In The Earth's Atmosphere,
Ionosphere, And/Or Magnetosphere" (US Patent Number 4,686,605) on 11
August, 1987, while working for the ARCO subsidiary APTI.
It was but the first
of a dozen related patents that scientists on APTI's payroll would take out over the next few years.

Officially, however, HAARP was conceived on the morning of 13 December
1989, when a joint Navy-Air Force meeting was held at the Office of Naval
Research (ONR) in Washington, D.C. It has since been described as a
discussion of their mutual interest in carrying out a Department of Defense
(DoD) program in the area of ionospheric modification. Military and HAARP
documents insist that it was at this meeting that the "need" for a unique
heating facility to conduct "critical experiments" relating to potential DoD
applications was "identified."

The official tale of the birth of HAARP claims that the Navy and Air Force
personnel at that after-breakfast meeting at ONR decided to bring the
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in on the project.
Consequently, Navy and Air Force 08personnel trooped over to DARPA later
that day to present their proposal for a DoD sponsored program. As well as
representatives of DARPA, people from the Office of the Defense Director of
Research & Engineering (DDR&E) were also present at that second meeting
of the day.

This led to an Ionospheric Modification/ELF Workshop held the following
month at NUSC on 9-11 January 1990. It was attended by personnel from a
number of government agencies, as well as from several universities and the
private sector. The workshop was billed as providing "an opportunity for
broad-based inputs concerning research needs in ionospheric modification.
In addition, potential systems were defined, and the characteristics of a
unique, HF heating facility were discussed and identified."

In a year's time the project moved off of the drawing boards and into
The Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 1990 provided funds for the
creation of HAARP, jointly managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory
and the Office of Naval Research. Three contracts were awarded to ARCO
Power Technologies (APTI) to begin feasibility studies in 1991. In 1992 the
principal contract to begin construction was awarded, also to APTI.

Early November 1993 the United States Air Force announced, via press
release, that the prime contractor on the HAARP program was Arco Power
Technologies, Incorporated, (APTI) owner of the patents of Eastlund and
APTI scientists.

Initial prototype construction began at the Gakona, Alaska site in late 1993
and was completed a year later in late '94. During that time APTI bailed on
the project and mysteriously sold it to a major defense contractor,
of Dallas, Texas.

The following year, 1995, Raytheon bought E-Systems and all the APTI
patents they held. That same year Congress budgeted $10 million for HAARP
for FY 1996 under "Counterproliferation - Advanced Development" spending.
In the FY 1997 Descriptive Summary of the Counterproliferation Advanced
Development Budget HAARP appears under the sub-heading "Project P539
Counterforce." There it is recorded that "In FY96, Congress added $10
to be used for the High-Frequency Acoustic [sic] Auroral Research Program
(HAARP) to this project." Elsewhere in that report it states " FY96
only, the
Congressionally added HAARP program funds will be used to explore the
ability of auroral transmissions to detect and locate underground structures
the type where WMD [Weapons of Mass Destruction] can be developed or

The HAARP final ionospheric research instrument (FIRI) was planned to be a
field of 180 antennas arranged in a rectangular grid of 12 rows by 15
columns. Initially a smaller set of elements was constructed so that the
predicted performance could be verified before the entire facility is built.
initial phase of the program was called the Developmental Prototype (DP).
April of 1995 the DP array of 48 antenna towers arranged as 8 columns by 6
rows had been completed. Thirty additional unpowered and unused towers
were also erected at that time.

The first round of tests of the DP was in April 1995. More start-up tests
conducted in July and November of 1995, while tests of the aircraft
radar were conducted in September of that year. The aircraft alert radar
(AAR) is intended to automatically shut off "appropriate transmissions" when
aircraft are detected within, or approaching a "safety zone" established
around the HAARP site.

HAARP documents claim that the facility was shut down at the end of the last
set of initial low power tests on the DP on 21 November, 1995. Officially,
testing was conducted from that time until the HAARP facility was at last
put to
scientific use for the first time, over a year later. A two week flurry of
research activity, called a "campaign," took place from 27 February to 14
March, 1997. In addition to science experiments, this two week period
included several visits from tour groups; participation in a lecture series
HAARP personnel at the nearby community college; a public talk on
ionospheric research and the HAARP facility; and the first HAARP-Amateur
radio listening test.

During the early part of the August 1997 testing period several experiments
were performed with the NASA WIND satellite which was at a favorable
position in its orbit.

The third annual HAARP Open House was held 23-24 August, 1997.
Program personnel were present to discuss the project and to give
demonstrations and tours of the facility. Several experts in ionospheric
physics were also present to discuss the research plans and the physics of
the earth's upper atmosphere.

They wanted to finish erecting the FIRI by 2002 but got their budget
It appears that the in-coming President, George W. Bush, was more
concerned with his anti-missile missile defense program than with
ionospheric research, or exotic electromagnetic weapons research,
depending on which HAARP really is, and killed HAARP's funding for the first
two years of his administration.

Initially HAARP was jointly managed by ONR and the Air Force's Phillips
Laboratory in Massachusetts. In 2002 Project Management of HAARP was
transferred to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It
would seem that DARPA was brought in to whip the project into shape.
According to the official DARPA webpage for HAARP their portion of the
project has now been completed and HAARP is being "transitioned" back to
the Air Force and Navy in FY2006.

Per the official DARPA fact sheet:

"The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the central
research and development organization for the Department of Defense
(DoD). It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and
development projects for DoD, and pursues research and technology where
risk and payoff are both very high and where success may provide dramatic
advances for traditional military roles and missions."

There are eight technical offices in DARPA. HAARP came under The Tactical
Technology Office (TTO). According to their fact sheet:

"The Tactical Technology Office engages in high-risk, high-payoff advanced
technology development of military systems, emphasizing the "system" and
"subsystem" approach to the development of Unmanned Systems, Space
Systems and Tactical Multipliers."

DARPA's official word on HAARP, as of 3/9/06 is:

"The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Project (HAARP) developed
new experimental research capabilities and conducted research programs to
exploit emerging ionosphere and radio science technologies related to
advanced defense applications. The FY 1990 Appropriation Act provided
funds for the creation of HAARP, jointly managed by the Air Force Research
Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research to exploit emerging ionosphere
and high power radio technology for new military systems applications. Key
the current effort was the expansion of the experimental research facility
includes a 3.6 MW high-frequency transmitter and a variety of diagnostic
instruments, to conduct investigations to characterize the physical
that can be initiated and controlled in the ionosphere and space, via
interactions with high power radio waves. Among these were: (1) the
generation of extremely low frequency/very low frequency radio waves for
submarine and other subsurface communication, and the reduction of
charged particle populations in the radiation belts to ensure safe
systems operations; (2) the control of electron density gradients and the
refractive properties in selected regions of the ionosphere to create radio
wave propagation channels; and (3) the generation of optical and infrared
emissions in space to calibrate space sensors. To date, the facility has
developed to include a suite of optical and radio diagnostics and an
advanced, modern, high frequency transmitting array that has a radiated
power of 960 kW, about one-third of the 3.6MW called for in the original
concept and plan. The current high frequency transmitting array has proven
be extremely reliable and flexible, and has shown the feasibility of the
concept. However, results to date have indicated that the advanced
applications-related research activities and new military system concept
demonstrations envisioned under the program require that the high frequency
transmitting capability at the site be increased from the present 960 kW
to the originally planned 3.6 MW level. A study completed by an Air Force/
Navy Panel also pointed to additional high-value functions that can
be accomplished with the a 3.6 MW capability, in particular, the exploration
and refinement of scientific principles that could lead to the development
deployment of a system to provide protection for spacebased assets from
emergent asymmetric threats. DARPA established an MOA with the Air Force
and Navy for this program in November 2002. The HAARP technology is
transitioning to the Air Force and Navy in FY 2006.

"Program Plans
. Completed the HAARP high frequency transmitting array at the HAARP
Research Station, Gakona, AK.
. Prepared the existing HAARP facility in preparation for ionospheric
. Conducted advanced ionosphere and radio science research and analysis
of applications including space-based asset protection and phenomena
related to its implementation."

Not only was Dr. Meth in charge of HAARP, he also manages programs
called Air Laser and MAgneto Hydrodynamic Explosive Munition (MAHEM)!
Does it seem odd to you that a guy running a lazar development program and
designing some kind of bomb would also be tinkering with how the top of the
atmosphere reacts to radio waves?

DARPA signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Air Force and
Navy to run this program for them in November 2002. On 17 February 2003 a
Press Release went out announcing that BAE Systems North America had
reached a definitive agreement with Advanced Power Technologies, Inc.
(APTI), to purchase the corporation for $27 million in cash (note that
somewhere along the line the "A" in APTI changed from "ARCO" to
"Advanced"). That Press Release has since been deleted from BAE's
website. Details on this purchase have completely vanished from the
I called a spokesperson at APTI and got very little information. Indeed,
when I
asked about HAARP the poor fellow had never heard of it - or so he claimed!

After purchasing APTI BAE Systems then owned the intellectual property, the
patents, that make HAARP possible. When HAARP's funding was resumed
they automatically got the contract. This is important evidence that HAARP
a ground-based weapons systems, as laid out in those patents, as has been
discussed in several books on HAARP, including mine.

One year and two months after purchasing APTI, BAE Systems announced
that they had received a contract from the Navy for $35 Million to complete
HAARP Program. In a Press Release dated 10 June 2004, BAE Systems

"The Office of Naval Research has awarded BAE Systems a $35.4 million
contract to manufacture 132 high frequency (HF) transmitters for
installation in
the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program's (HAARP) phased
array antenna system. The contract was finalized April 19 with BAE Systems
Information & Electronic Warfare Systems in Washington, D. C."

BAE Systems lost no time in farming out the HAARP contract. Five days after
getting the job from the Navy they sub-contracted it to DRS Technologies.


"Parsippany, NJ, June 15 -- DRS Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: DRS)
announced today that it has received a $23.3 million contract, including
options, to provide high-frequency (HF) radio transmitters for the High-
Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), which supports a U.
S. government Arctic research facility being built to study the Earth's

"The $11.5 million base contract was awarded to DRS by BAE Systems PLC
(LSE: BA. L). For this award, DRS will manufacture more than 60 Model
D616G 10-Kilowatt Dual Transmitters to fulfill the transmitter requirements
the HAARP program. Work for this order will be performed by the company's
DRS Broadcast Technology unit in Dallas, Texas. Product deliveries to BAE
Systems' Information and Electronic Warfare Systems in Washington, D.C.,
are scheduled to begin in March 2005 and continue for approximately one

"We are pleased to continue our role as a premier supplier of transmitters
the HAARP program," said Steven T. Schorer, president of DRS's C4I Group.
"This award enhances DRS's position as a leader in high-technology radio
frequency solutions for secure and tactical communications systems
supporting the applications of the government scientific research

"The high-frequency or short-wave Model D616G Transmitters were designed
specifically for the U. S. government HAARP research facility. Currently,
ionosphere provides long-range capabilities for commercial ship-to-shore
communications, transoceanic aircraft links, and military communications and
surveillance systems.

"A primary goal of HAARP is to understand how variations in the sun's
radiation affect the performance of radio systems and to improve military
command, control, communications and surveillance systems.

"DRS Broadcast Technology, formerly known as Continental Electronics, is a
global leader in broadcast transmitter equipment. It is the foremost
supplier of
advanced radio frequency transmission technology and the world's most
experienced provider of the highest power radio broadcast equipment,
offering a full range of products for broadcasting, military and scientific

"DRS Technologies, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, provides
leading edge products and services to defense, government intelligence and
commercial customers. Focused on defense technology, DRS develops and
manufactures a broad range of mission critical systems. The company
employs 5,800 people worldwide."

So, what do the spokesfolks at HAARP say they are doing now? From the
HAARP website:

"Since March 1999, when the current 960 kW power capability became
available, approximately 7-10 research campaigns have been conducted
annually at the Gakona facility. Research periods are scheduled throughout
the year; however, specific research areas are studied optimally during
certain seasons. For example, the detection of optical emissions is best
studied during the winter when clear, dark skies are frequent. Two such
campaigns were conducted during 2002 and 2003. Extended research
campaigns were conducted during the summers of 2002 and 2003 to observe
and characterize the seasonal occurrence of an upper atmospheric
phenomenon called Polar Mesospheric Summer Echoes (PMSE) that occurs
only at high latitudes in the summer."

This infrequently up-dated site seldom reflects when the array is in use.
Usually the site does not mention such use until months, or even years
and then usually in very vague terms. As I write this, the site claims the
time the IRI was in use was November of 2003. Independent researchers
have established that the site was in near daily use in 2005, however. As
best anyone can tell the technicians spent the days wiring up the new
transmitters and antennae, then spent several hours each night broadcasting
to check the quality of the workmanship and equipment.

So, that is where HAARP is today, a $300 million dollar plus "upper
atmospheric and solar-terrestrial physics" observatory -- that may or may
also be a whole lot more.

Even if HAARP is exactly what it says it is, is that something good? A key
DoD document defines HAARP saying:

"The heart of the program will be the development of a unique ionospheric
heating capability to conduct the pioneering experiments required to
adequately assess the potential for exploiting ionospheric enhancement
technology for DOD purposes."

Let's break that down. Technically HAARP is a type of device called an
ionospheric heater because injecting all that radio frequency energy (3.6
billions watts) into the atmosphere heats it up. The big difference between
HAARP and the dozen or so other ionospheric heaters in the world is that
HAARP, based on the Eastlund/APTI patents is a uniquely designed phased
antenna array. This phasing, or sequencing of the firing of the
antenna field allows for the focusing ability that sets HAARP apart from its
peers. If used for over-the-horizon surveillance it would also have made
HAARP a violation of the ABM Treaty, which was still in effect when work on
HAARP began, and may be the real reason for the military's calling HAARP a
civilian science project in the first place.

Heating the atmosphere changes it, so you can make it do things. In this
the amount of heating literally blows the molecules of the air apart. That
what is meant by "ionospheric enhancement." You have to love the use of the
word enhancement -- only the military would think that breaking something
makes it better! This heating to the point where the molecules are blown
apart causes it to give off a "scream" of extremely low frequency (ELF)
waves that penetrate deep into the earth and deep into the seas. The
was initially funded specifically to do this: to use this ionospherically
generated ELF to communicate with deeply submerged submarines and to
engage in something earth penetrating tomography to target and monitor
enemy underground bases for the manufacture and launch of weapons of
mass destruction (WMDs). This heating also turns the "excited region" into a
plasma (an electrically charged gas) that goes out into space, possibly
destroying anything electronic (like an ICBM or a spy satellite) that passes
through it. It also changes the shape and radio wave bounce characteristics
of the ionosphere, effectively jamming some radio communications channels.

And what are DoD purposes? Why, to win wars! to make new weapons or to
make existing weapons and personal more effective (which is called a force
multiplier). So, simply put, what this quote says is that the DoD wants to
if they can use this technology to turn the atmosphere into a weapon, or use
to improve existing weapons.

As I have been asking for almost a decade now, is weaponizing the
atmosphere a good idea? What about unintended and unexpected
consequences? What happens when the enemy responds in kind? And why
is it that the mainstream press is so silent on these issues?

This and a great deal more will be addressed in my new book "WEATHER
WARFARE: The Military's Plan to Draft Mother Nature." It should appear in
bookstores in the fall of 2006. It will begin with an up-date on the many
changes that have taken place behind the scenes with the HAARP project,
from its change of management and ownership of the intellectual property
propels the program, to the creation of a defensive missile base "next
door," to
its possible role in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Beyond
that, the book will uncover the facts behind the next generation of 21st
Century weapons and the globalist agendas that drive their development.
About 1/3 of the book will cover "chemtrails" and the many government,
scientific and private operations that are putting dangerous aerosols into

Jerry E. Smith
Author & Lecturer
Vice President for Marketing, Public Relations & Product Development
Adventures Unlimited Press
jerryesmith at (HAARP & other writings) (Holy Lance site) (contains my full Press Kit)

Author of "HAARP: The Ultimate Weapon of the Conspiracy" and co-author of
the "SECRETS OF THE HOLY LANCE: The Spear of Destiny in History &
Legend," both from Adventures Unlimited Press (AUP). Since HAARP's North
American release in 1998 it has been translated into Portuguese, in 2005, by
Editora Aleph of São Paulo, Brazil as "ARMAS ELETROMAGNÉTICAS: seria
o projeto Haarp a próxima ameaça mundial?" and in 2001 into Polish by
HOLY LANCE" is co-authored with George Piccard, author of "LIQUID
CONSPIRACY: JFK, LSD, the CIA, Area 51, and UFOs" (AUP, 1999).
by Skeye (sage_zanth [at]

"All of these elements are linked together to act as one giant transmitting antenna with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 3.6 million watts, making it the world's largest
radio broadcasting station."
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