Friday, May 20, 2005


The Psyops plane

While checking out sources on the previous post, I came upon the EC130-J, also known as "the Flying Broadcaster," which is a modified Hercules C130.

According to a blog of Radio Netherlands,

The EC-130J Commando Solo III is a specially-modified C-130J Hercules medium transport aircraft that conducts information operations, psychological operations and civil affairs broadcasts in AM, FM, HF, TV and military communications bands. These missions are flown and run by the the 193rd Special Operations Wing, an Air National Guard Unit. Commando Solo was used prior to and during military operations in Iraq, and more recently for broadcasts to Cuba.

The first broadcast of TV Marti via plane apparently started in August of last year. Back in 1999 Reuters described Radio Marti as a "U.S.-owned station, intended to broadcast unbiased news to the Cuban people."

Do you think we could get them to point that thing at us?

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