Skip to comments.Malaysian plane: 20 passengers worked for ELECTRONIC WARFARE and MILITARY RADAR firm
Posted on 03/19/2014 12:57:10 AM PDT by Brandonmark
A US technology company which had 20 senior staff on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had just launched a new electronic warfare gadget for military radar systems in the days before the Boeing 777 went missing.
Freescale Semiconductor, which makes powerful microchips for industries including defence, released the powerful new products to the American market on March 3.
Five days later, Flight MH370 flew from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing with 239 people including 20 working for Freescale.
Twelve were from Malaysia eight were Chinese nationals.
Freescales spokesman Mitch Haws has said: These were all people with a lot of experience and technical background and they were very important people.
Its definitely a loss for the company.
Freescales shareholders include the Carlyle Group of private equity investors whose past advisers have included ex-US president George Bush Sr and former British Prime Minister John Major.
Carlyles previous heavyweight clients include the Saudi Binladin Group, the construction firm owned by the family of Osama bin Laden.
The fact that Freescale had so many highly qualified staff on board the Boeing 777 had already prompted wild conspiracy theories about what might have happened.
The company says they were flying to China to improve its consumer products operations, but Freescales fresh links to electronic warfare technology is likely to trigger more speculation and deepen the mystery.
Experts have been baffled how a large passenger jet seems to have flown undetected and possibly beaten military radar systems for up to six hours.
Avoiding radar via cloaking technology has long been one of the objectives of the defence industry and Freescale has been active developing chips for military radar.
On its website, the company says its radio frequency products meet the requirements for applications in avionics, radar, communications, missile guidance, electronic warfare and identification friend or foe.
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You can't buy advertising like this.
I have been wondering why they were on their way to Beijing.
Must have been for a company picnic..
What company flies 20 senior staff on the same flight?
I read somewhere that they were production workers not engineers.
I ran with this theory on day 3 and a number of freepers shot it down - with good knowledge it seemed.
They were headed to a month long conference and training session. There were 7 more coming who were catching the plane after this one.
Yes sir, nothing to be concerned about having so many foreign nationals working on U.S. defense technology.
Freescale was the old Motorola semiconductor mfg division before it was divested. These folks were probably semiconductor operations/manufacturing types. Doubtful that they had much operational or technical expertise persaye with radar though.
They weren’t senior staff but production engineers.
You just know the Bush's family will be blamed for the missing plane, yep I can see the conspiracy folks going nuts over this information.
Referred to as a search and rescue op.
No left turn prior to “Good night”.
No waypoints entered beyond IGARI to Beijing, the ones for the scheduled flight.
Maldives sighting not true.
There were deletions from the Captain’s home flight simulator, they are working to retrieve them.
I think the waypoints comment applies to before the diversion.
They would not know about waypoints after that, because of ACARS being disabled.
I knew it...Romulan cloaking device.
Well, how about that. China.
Would 20 be needed to pull off something like this?
Apparently, there were more of them following on another flight. Earlier posts, days ago, said they were all Asian, and now I learn that they were attending a conference in Beijing. having attended conferences, this sounds like a bunch of plant and sales execs going to have some fun and a little work.
Yeah this is just sensationalism. Freescale is not a defence firm, they make CPUs and so on that are use in a wide range of products including military. In this part of the world these would be operations/manufacturing people.
Maybe the plan was hacked. Is the control system of these kinds of planes remotely accessible?
Now Malaysia says data has been deleted from the pilot’s flight simulator. I sure am glad Malaysia hurried up and waited to check the pilot’s belongings.
You need to do further reading/ research
Four off them held 4/5 of the company’s patents the fifth part was owned by the company. Upon their death guess who owns 100% of he patents?
Do a little more research. It’ll take less then five minutes of your time to not spread false information.
Well you don’t have to get snippy about it.
I unfriend you.
At least Romulan cloaking tech was better than the klingon’s. ;-)
They were not even Americans.
Gosh! I know some of those people. The are disciplined design engineers who were going TO HELP BRING THEIR CONSUMER PRODUCTS up to snuff!
An advertising gimmick!? You sir should feel ashamed.
These were good people going about their business duties.
Sorry if it sounded snippy. Need coffee
flight# + patent + name of company
There are a couple of dozen hits.
Wouldn’t want to choose for anyone
One even suggest the company set it up. Just by pointing out who would financially benefit
There are several threads here on FR that also discuss it also
Now we have yet another flight with passengers of military significance being removed from service, so to speak. The Cold War just got Hot with this serious of events form Russian-Shite Axis against the Sunni-American with Putin joking he would destroy NATO is a speech last night....
I can answer that. Freescale. If nobody were missing, who owns them? Freescale. Who owns 5/5 of the patents to which you refer? Freescale. The individuals are named on the patents, but the company "owns" them, and no "survivors" gets rich because 20 people are gone
This is a non-issue. These 20 did not hold a huge number of the Freescale patents, anyway. That kind of R&D is done in the US. Where does this story come from? Well, today is bound to be pretty entertaining for me. I'll be lurking but I won't be able to comment much on this thread.
i posted earlier in march about the 20 Freescale Engineers whom were on the plane. If you look at freecale.com.
Radio Frequency Power Solutions for Aerospace and Defense
Freescale RF has launched a major initiative dedicated to serving the RF power needs of the US Aerospace and defense (A&D( sector, and has established a team of specialists dedicated to supporting defense customers.
Freescale’s commercial products can meet the requirements of applications such as
- battlefield communications.
- HF through L and S band radar.
- Missile Guidance.
- Electronic warfare.
- Identification, friend or foe (IFF).
responses I got back that i should release a book soon on this idea.
Something is not right with this whole malaysia Airlines Disappearance.
That was probably me, because I have plenty of reason to know. This story is insane, and I see it doesn't want to die. Did you see the Beck story yesterday? All about the cloaking device.
I really need to put in for a huge bonus today.
Seems to be a bit of misinformation on the freestyle passengers and their patents on this thread. Of course none of it is sourced. Want to help contradict it?
You and a few others. That’s what we’re here for, imo, to share knowledge and save our country.
Freestyle is something I have been interested in doing with my dogs. A relatively new form of dog dancing. Not easy to find instructors.
Just doin' the jobs US citizens won't do. (sarcasm). Even if this has nothing to do with the plane going down, it is the takeaway. US defense companies with a foreign workforce, going to China for a conference about their stuff. Weren't they just a little concerned about safety?
This one is posted in several links under Patent Patent Patent if you care to look it up. Some sites even list the primary patents
Four days after the missing flight MH370 a patent is approved by the Patent Office, 4 of the 5 Patent holders are Chinese employees of Freescale Semiconductor of Austin TX. Patent is divided up on 20% increments to 5 holders.
Peidong Wang, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Zhijun Chen, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Zhihong Cheng, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Li Ying, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Freescale Semiconductor (20%)
If a patent holder dies, then the remaining holders equally share the dividends of the deceased if not disputed in a will.
If 4 of the 5 dies, then the remaining 1 Patent holder gets 100% of the wealth of the patent.
That remaining live Patent holder is Freescale Semiconductor.
Not for a while. I will be off to work as soon as I crawl out of bed, and I frown on posting things about my company when I’m sitting in a R&D lab at my company. Would you? All I can really say is the folks on the airplane could not possibly have held a huge number of patents, those are done in labs in the US. Also, when you work for the R&D of a company, the patents generated belong to the company. This has been standard since the days of Edison.
Please understand something: Patent “holder” != Patent “owner.” Patent “holders” have their name at the top of the Patent, and that’s all they get out of it, besides recognition within the company. See the difference? Furthermore, the vast majority of Freescale patent *holders* work in the US, in Austin (corporate HQ) and Tempe, AZ. Not KLM or Tianjin.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get my butt in gear and go to my lab, which is in one of the two US locations listed above.
> Avoiding radar via cloaking technology has long been one of the objectives of the defence industry and Freescale has been active developing chips for military radar.
You forget one thing. The radar used by commercial airlines is transponder based. Instead of transmitting a pulse and listening for an echo at the tower, they wait for the individual airplanes to broadcast their position and identity. Anyone wanting to disappear just shuts off the transponder. They can still be picked up using radar, but air traffic controllers probably wouldn’t notice it.
So, cloaking would not be used, but failing to transmit identifying signals would.
Probably the artists doing “ free-scale” not your average dawg!
Two-thirds of the 227 passengers are Chinese citizens, including a group of 19 artists with 6 family members and 4 staff returning from a calligraphy exhibition of their work in Kuala Lumpur; 38 passengers are Malaysian. The remaining passengers come from 13 different countries. Of the total, 20 are employees of Freescale Semiconductor, a company based in Austin, Texas 12 are from Malaysia and 8 from China.[146
Sorry - was trying to make someone laugh.
Maybe its the calligraphers they wanted. Great for doing BC
the emporer of Japan after all got a Hawaiian BC just like 0. Or was that China
I got your drift. You weren’t too subtle. Obots try the same thing with me. I usually ignore THEM.
And proud of it!
So your name calling has no thorns
LOL ... nothin’ like the thick skin of a confident woman.
I know perfectly well how patents work. My BIL holds a couple of dozen of them
Almost asked if you were a company man before you let the cat out of the bag. Your bias shows.
Have a GOOD day!
There was no malice intended. And actually I had trouble with
the name too at first. So it was in part self-directed.