Pentagon Cries Foul: US Fighter Jets Intruding into Syrian Airspace are tracked
Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Since the day after the Wright Brothers pretended to invent the airplane, the Pentagon has been flying its warplanes all over the world, dropping bombs, chemical agents, and other terrible things as part of its never-ending campaign to make Raytheon boat-loads of money. 

Killing people to keep stockholders happy is simply the price of doing business and there's no reason to apologize or get upset about it (just look at Mosul, right now). 

But what does 'concern' the Pentagon?

According to a Pentagon correspondent for the Stars and Stripes, 'US aircraft being tracked while they violate a sovereign nation's airspace' really annoys the Defense Department a lot.


What are we talking about here? S-300s, S-400s, or maybe just boring ol' Russian radar? It doesn't matter the point is that it is very concerning.

Simply outrageous. It's almost as if Russian forces were invited to operate in Syria, while the US invited itself to the party in violation of every basic tenet of international law. 

But what exactly does 'painted' mean aside from 'Russian war crimes'?

We consulted with a trusted source who, once upon a time, worked on US military fire control radar. Here's his take:

Painted refers to radar beam crossing over something, like a paint brush. Most combat aircraft have a detection system that listens for radar. When it receives a signal, it analyzes it (frequency, pulse width, frequency changes, etc.) as well as the direction and intensity; it puts that all on a small screen in the cockpit so the aircrew knows it is being looked at, tracked or fired upon. You can tell if you are locked on and if a missile was fired on most anti aircraft systems.

So there you have it.

Here's a fun take from the always-great Moon of Alabama:



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