1 Ağustos 2011 Pazartesi
A Speeding Ticket
Two British traffic patrol officers from east of Edinburgh, were involved in an unusual incident, while checking for speeding drivers on the road.
One of the officers ( who are not named ) used a hand-held radar device to check the speed of a vehicle approaching over the hill, and was surprised when the speed was recorded over 300mph. The machine suddenly stopped working and the officers were not able to reset it.
The radar had in fact locked on to a NATO Tornado fighter jet over the North Sea, which was engaged in a low-flying exercise over the area.
Back at police HQ the chief constable sent a stiff complaint to the office. Back came the reply in true laconic style. "Thank you for your message, which allows us to complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Tornado jet had automatically locked on to your 'hostile radar device' and sent a jamming signal back to it. Furthermore, the Sidewinder air-to-ground missiles aboard the fully-armed aircraft had also locked on to the target. Fortunately the Dutch pilot flying the Tornado responded to the missile status alert intelligently and he was able to override the automatic protection system before the missile was launched."