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Malaysian plane: 20 passengers worked for ELECTRONIC WARFARE and MILITARY RADAR firm
EXPRESS: The Daily Express ^ | March 18, 2014 | Ted Jeory

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.

Freescale’s spokesman Mitch Haws has said: “These were all people with a lot of experience and technical background and they were very important people.

“It’s definitely a loss for the company.”

Freescale’s 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.

Carlyle’s 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 Freescale’s 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”.

(Excerpt) Read more at express.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agitprop; freescale; iran; malaysia; mh370; military; obama; passengers; planehijack; pravda; putinsbuttboys; rothschild; voiceofrussia; warfare; waronterror
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1 posted on 03/19/2014 12:57:11 AM PDT by Brandonmark
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So the whole thing could be just a publicity stunt to show off the capabilities of their new toys?

You can't buy advertising like this.

2 posted on 03/19/2014 1:15:12 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Brandonmark
Yeah...we knew about that.

I have been wondering why they were on their way to Beijing.

Must have been for a company picnic..

3 posted on 03/19/2014 1:21:32 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Brandonmark
flying to China to improve its consumer products operations

operations folk?

4 posted on 03/19/2014 1:26:43 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: Brandonmark

What company flies 20 senior staff on the same flight?


5 posted on 03/19/2014 2:19:10 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Brandonmark

I read somewhere that they were production workers not engineers.


6 posted on 03/19/2014 2:23:57 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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Yes some were engineers of the manufacturing plant type.

I ran with this theory on day 3 and a number of freepers shot it down - with good knowledge it seemed.

7 posted on 03/19/2014 2:59:52 AM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: Cold Heat

They were headed to a month long conference and training session. There were 7 more coming who were catching the plane after this one.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 3:00:32 AM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: Brandonmark
Twelve were from Malaysia eight were Chinese nationals.

Yes sir, nothing to be concerned about having so many foreign nationals working on U.S. defense technology.

9 posted on 03/19/2014 3:00:47 AM PDT by fso301
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To: McGruff

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.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 3:05:10 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

They weren’t senior staff but production engineers.


11 posted on 03/19/2014 3:14:32 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Brandonmark
Freescale’s shareholders include the Carlyle Group of private equity investors whose past advisers have included ex-US president George Bush Sr

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.

12 posted on 03/19/2014 3:19:30 AM PDT by ReformedBeckite (1 of 3 I'm only allowing my self each day)
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To: Brandonmark

Press conference.

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.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 3:26:42 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Brandonmark

I knew it...Romulan cloaking device.


14 posted on 03/19/2014 3:35:39 AM PDT by moovova
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To: MarMema
Yeah, I see they have a plant in Malaysia.
15 posted on 03/19/2014 3:40:59 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Brandonmark

Well, how about that. China.


16 posted on 03/19/2014 4:16:17 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Would 20 be needed to pull off something like this?


17 posted on 03/19/2014 4:17:06 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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To: fivecatsandadog
I don't think anyone is saying that.

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.

18 posted on 03/19/2014 4:25:07 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Brandonmark

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.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 4:31:32 AM PDT by Mr. Dough (Who was the greater military man, General Tso or Col. Sanders?)
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To: Brandonmark

Maybe the plan was hacked. Is the control system of these kinds of planes remotely accessible?


20 posted on 03/19/2014 4:55:21 AM PDT by fruser1
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