HAARP facility in danger of being dismantled

14:38 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

ARRL report the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility near Gakona, Alaska, could be decommissioned and dismantled altogether unless the US Air Force can find a new prime contractor to take over the 35-acre facility

They cite a story in the Alaska Depatch which says the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks is hoping to pull together a plan to run the facility, which long has been a subject of fascination for hams and the target of conspiracy theorists. The facility shut down last year and, with the exception of some contract-funded research, it has essentially remained in standby.
The HAARP antenna array
Money is one major issue. The US Air Force Research Laboratory wants to see HAARP survive, “but only if someone else pays the bills, estimated at about $5 million a year,” the article said.

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