September 1999
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From: Norio Hayakawa <>

ELECTROCHROMATIC PANELS being tested at Groom Lake/AREA 51?

by Norio Hayakawa:


There are quite a number of new technologies being researched,
developed and tested at various leading-edge defense contractor
facilities, for example, at Groom Lake/AREA 51's highly
compartmentalized, multi-faceted conglomerate complexes.

Besides a new generation of VTOL-based UAVs (Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles - remotely-controlled surveillance platforms, some of
which may be disk-shaped), there are ongoing development and
testing of electrochromatic panels as part of innovations
relevant to "daytime-stealth" capabilities.

The electrochromatic panels are comprised of thousands of tiny
sensors that function as video-cameras that take images of
background scenaries, transferring them to the other panels on
the other side of the aircraft.  This gives the illusion that
the aircraft is almost transparent.  What the ground observer
sees is whatever background images behind (or above) the body of
the aircraft that are transposed to the "observer's" side of the
body of the aircraft.

For example, in a recent artist's rendition of a proposed
"Stealth Blimp" (POPULAR SCIENCE - although the "panels" were
not specifically mentioned, despite the fact that they would
undoubtedly accomplish the effect), one can see the stars from
above (and behind) the blimp, giving it an illusion of being
transparent, and making detection somewhat difficult under
certain conditions.

That an ongoing research, development and testing of such
electrochromatic panels at locations such as at Groom Lake/AREA
51 may be taking place was first suggested in an article written
by aviation writer, Bill Sweetman (POPULAR SCIENCE - May of

Coincidentally, after that article (suggesting that Groom
Lake/AREA 51 was still abuzz with various projects) appeared on
POPULAR SCIENCE of May, 1997, the June, 1997 issue of another
magazine, POPULAR MECHANICS, in turn, strangely came out with an
article by Jim Wilson suggesting that Groom Lake/AREA 51's
operations were transferred to Green River missile launch
complex in Utah.  This was the beginning of the false rumor that
AREA 51 had moved to a new location in Utah.

(The Green River missile launch complex right now still appears
to be an old, abandoned site, with nothing visible of any

Moreover, if one were to look at significant programs in Utah,
attention should rather be focused on DUGWAY PROVING GROUNDS,
where lots of innovative programs are ongoing, for example, the
latest research on biological-chemical warfare programs as well
as non-lethal weapons systems.

In the meantime Nevada's Groom Lake/AREA 51 conglomerate complex
is active as ever with new programs.

It is estimated that as of the summer of 1999, there are still
anywhere from 1800 to 2300 defense-contractor employees
constantly at work in highly compartmentalized projects.


Research, development and testing is also taking place in
another related aspect of electrochromatic panels, namely, the
attachment of holographic projection devices capable of causing
image size distortions, such as distorting the "size" of the
aircraft "observed" by ground observers.  For example, with this
technology a black traingular aircraft, for example, could be
seen to be three or four times its actual size to the ground

This type of technology is part of the Department of Defense
(DOD)'s emphais on Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) or
Psychological Warfare.

Recent's years' sightings of huge black triangular aircraft
(such as ovver Phoenix, Arizona in 1997) could possibly be
related to testing of such devices to observe the reactions of
the observers.


Black Triangular craft (artist's image)
Pentagon's new information War + PsyOps' Holographic Technology
Please share this with everyone.


-from Norio

Electrochromatic Panels at Groom Lake/AREA 51?

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