Air Force wants to eliminate radar interference from wind turbines

Flying in the face of the national push for greater use of wind power as an energy resource, the Air Force is seeking new technology that will help eliminate the radar interference that wind turbines cause.

According to NextGov, the proliferation of wind turbines and alternative energy projects around the country and especially near military installations has created risks to radar systems that track aircraft and other vehicles. The fear is turbines’ rotating blades will scatter waves or be mistaken for aircraft or other moving vehicles on radar screens.

So the Air Force is soliciting proposals from Aug. 27 through Sept. 6 for technology that would help address and mitigate the risks posed by “these energy production sites [that] can confound military equipment or otherwise negatively impact training or operational readiness,” NextGov reports, citing the three-phase solicitation.



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