FLIGHT CONTROL: Boeing’s ‘Uninterruptible Autopilot System’, Drones & Remote Hijacking

Following the apparent ‘vanishing act’ of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, many investigators and researchers began to question the likelihood of such an event happening in today’s high-tech world. At 21WIRE, we’ve also looked into the unprecedented disappearance of MH370 and the subsequent downing of MH17, as certain details have come to light regarding the history of the autopilot function within Boeing commercial airliners, seemingly opening the door to the events of 9/11…

By Shawn HELTON, 21ST CENTURY WIRE


The Boeing 777 along with other Boeing models, can in fact be flown remotely through the use of independent embedded software and satellite communication. Once this advanced system is engaged, it can disallow any pilot or potential hijacker from controlling a plane, as the rooted setup uses digital signals that communicate with air traffic control, satellite links, as well as other government entities for the remainder of a flight’s journey.

This technology is known as the Boeing Honeywell ‘Uninterruptible’ Autopilot System.

The mere existence of this technology would most certainly provide the final piece to a number of seemingly unsolved airline disaster puzzles in recent years…

IMAGE: ‘A jet for the 21st century’ – An interior view of a Boeing 777-200 ER cockpit (Photo becuo.com).

In the case of MH370, the aircraft’s Rolls Royce Trent 892 Engines sent ‘automated pings’ independent of the plane’s transponder, to a British Inmarsat satellite for several hours after subsequently losing contact with air traffic controllers. The automated information gave an up-to-date diagnosis as to the well being of the two engines, which according to data received, were fully operational and showed no signs of electrical damage. Rolls Royce has a partnership that requires the engine to transmit live data to its global engine health monitoring center in Derby, UK, every 30 minutes. Investigators are said to have used the ACARS information uploaded to the engine maker.

Uninterruptible flight control

On December 4th of 2006, it was announced that Boeing had won a patent on an uninterruptible autopilot system for use in commercial aircraft. This was the first public acknowledgment by Boeing about the existence of such an autopilot system.

The new autopilot patent was reported by John Croft for Flight Global, with the news piece subsequently linked by a Homeland Security News Wire and other British publications around the same time. According to the DHS release, it was disclosed that “dedicated electrical circuits” within an onboard flight system could control a plane without the need of pilots, stating that the advanced avionics would fly the aircraft remotely, independently of those operating the plane:

The “uninterruptible” autopilot would be activated – either by pilots, by onboard sensors, or even remotely via radio or satellite links by government agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency, if terrorists attempt to gain control of a flight deck.”

The Flight Global news wire goes on to report that the uninterruptible autopilot system was designed for increased security in the event of a manual hijacking situation, as Boeing itself describes the feature as a preventative measure, keeping unauthorized persons out of a cockpit, setting the stage for an industry wide safety protocol:

There is a need in the industry for a technique that conclusively prevents unauthorised persons for gaining access to the controls of the vehicle and therefore threatening the safety of the passengers onboard the vehicle, and/or other people in the path of travel of the vehicle, thereby decreasing the amount of destruction individuals onboard the vehicle would be capable of causing.”

Additionally, in the article entitled, “Diagrams: Boeing patents anti-terrorism auto-land system for hijacked airliners,” Croft outlines the clandestine oversight that government has with respect to the uninterruptible autopilot, making note of the auto-land function of the system and stating that the technology has its own power supply self-sufficient of the the aircraft:

To make it fully independent, the system has its own power supply, independent of the aircraft’s circuit breakers. The aircraft remains in automatic mode until after landing, when mechanics or government security operatives are called in to disengage the system.”

IMAGE: The United States patent for the Boeing Honeywell Uninterruptible Autopilot dated November, 28th 2006 (Photo flightglobal.com).

Boeing and Honeywell have been heavily involved in UAV technology for both civilian and military applications. Some researchers have suggested that both corporations could ‘recoup’ the cost of their applied science technology for military development from the commercial sector. It has also been said that Boeing and Honeywell developed existing patents for the Department of Defense for over 40 years including the BHAUP system.

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Breaking!: MH370 INMARSAT Data Further Shows Plane Went To Diego Garcia

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Before It’s News

I haven’t had time to digest it all, but right off the bat I see a burst timing offset (BTO) that suggest the plane was moving towards the satellite, because of the consistant increase of the offset timing. It’s either moving closer, or further, and since we know the satellite was located almost directly above Diego Garcia, and the plane left from Malaysia, the consistant increase in BTO means the plane was moving towards Diego Garcia, and not on the arc as originally suggested. (see page 40 of pdf. I have taken snippet below of pertinent info)

Still, it took me a while to find the link to the actual data, so I thought I’d share the actual pdf.

http://www.dca.gov.my/mainpage/MH370%20Data%20Communication%20Logs.pdf

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Edit to add: CNN is reporting that BTO is proving plane went away from satellite. Well, since the plane was picked up by INMARSAT before it veered off course, and the location of the final ping they are saying is on an arc that is exactly the same arc where the plane veered off course, how could this be. If that were the case, then BTO would decrease, then increase, only very slightly. And understand that they are purposely confusing the data with the offset, instead of time/distance, which is what the offset is unaffectively hiding.

MH 370 Make It The Last False Flag – Matthias Chang interview by Yoichi Shimatsu

Matthias Chang is a Malaysian of Chinese descent. He is a Ber of 32 years standing and once served as the Political Secretary to the Fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.
Since his student days in England in the late 1960s, he was and still is, actively involved in the anti-war movement spanning a period of 41 years. He is a Catholic but enjoins all to promote inter-faith understanding. He resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He is the author of three bestsellers, “Future FastForward”, “Brainwashed for War, Programmed to Kill”, and “The Shadow Money-Lenders and the Global Financial Tsunami”, published in the US and in Malaysia.
Interview conducted by Yoichi Shimatsu

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Source: Yoichi talks to Matthias Chang, Interview By Yoichi Shimatsu
Exclusive to Rense.com
Video By Herman Morris
4-14-14

MH370 Revisited Part 2: Protecting US Defense Technology

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By Yoichi Shimatsu
World Exclusive to Rense
4-13-14

KUALA LUMPUR – Several blogs are using dubious photo analysis to question the credibility of Philip Wood, the American aboard MH370 whose i-Phone message showed that the plane had been hijacked, its passengers detained by “unknown military personnel” and the detention center to be on the Diego Garcia military base. The secrecy surrounding Wood’s background does not mean that he and his fiance Sarah Bajc are “crisis actors”. On the contrary, the facts point to his status as a tech-security agent for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
Across Asia, the DIA has a reputation for professionalism far surpassing the CIA’s armchair scholars, narcissist neophytes and diplomatic cocktail freeloaders. Wood fits the DIA profile to a tee, being computer savvy, knowledgeable about defense-related technology, careful in maintaining his cover at IBM, silent about his military record and physically tough.
The fact that the Israelis confined and likely murdered a DIA agent reveals the extreme desperation that compelled the theft of America’s most advanced defense technology. The midair hijack aimed at abducting 20 computer-technology experts with Freescale Semiconductor exposes the outlaw mentality of a rogue state that holds its closest ally and benefactor in utter contempt. Simply put, Israel has emerged as America’s most implacable enemy and all the more dangerous because it poses as an ally and friend.
Israel resorted to stealing the Freescale Kinetis KL02 and KL03 techology, rather than waiting to pay for licensing rights, because the micro-controller is urgently needed for the upcoming military assault on Iran. The widening divide between the State Department and Israel over Iran policy, particularly the question of a bombing campaign, put the hawkish and fanatic Netyanhu government onto a “go it alone” warpath against Tehran.
Since it is logistically impossible for the Israel Air Force to fly long-distance sorties against Iranian military sites without control over Syrian airspace, the only feasible alternative to aerial bombing is to unleash hordes of lightweight ultra-small robotic weapons that can fly and crawl into underground military facilities.
The KL series microcontroller units (MCU) are the brains for these tiny self-guided weapons, whose sensors can find pathways through air ducts, power conduits and plumbing pipes to attack electronic controls and incapacitate personnel with nerve gas or biowarfare agents. When launched from Dolphin submarines under the cover of nightfall, there is no effective defense against an army of tiny ninja robots.
The one person who stood in the way of Israel’s devious plans was Philip Wood, who was not a crisis actor, as suggested in a disinformation campaign, but instead an American patriot. Without his courageous efforts to organize resistance against the hostage-takers, the Israelis would have gotten away with the perfect crime. Now, thanks to his sense of duty and personal sacrifice, the perpetrators stand naked before the world as the despicable thugs they really are. The test of American honor rides on whether the White House or Congress dares to defy Israeli treachery by acknowledging Phil Wood with a posthumous medal.

Get Off of My Cloud
Texas resident Wood was, on the surface, a quiet and unassuming computer memory expert with IBM, following his father’s career path. Oddly, no details of his work on cloud computing and computer security in Dallas-Fort Worth are listed on his Linked-in page.
The omission of a local client list is due to the fact that Big Blue’s largest customer in Fort Worth is USAF-Lockheed Plant 4 at Carswell military airfield. Plant 4 is where the Air Force and its aerospace contractors install, test and improve the aviation electronics for America’s most advanced fighters, including the F-22, F-35 and F-18, along with the navigation systems for drones, missiles and smart bombs. Computer security against hackers and human-based industrial espionage is, therefore, all-important to protecting American defense-technology edge against its many adversaries and friendly rivals.
The Air Force upgraded its longtime partnership with IBM computer services with a 2010 master contract to transfer its production data, including weapons design and personnel matters, to a cloud computing platform with strong security. Even well-protected servers in any lab or office can be hacked with relative ease with newer software. Cloud computing, in contrast, establishes a virtual network protected by the latest firewall software even before its public release. The network is constantly monitored to determine user behavior and to track down any attempts to break into unauthorized areas.
The other advantage of the Cloud is its flexibility, moving as it can across different computer nodes. If a major node is disrupted or destroyed by a virus attack, terrorist bombing or a nuclear strike, the data network simply moves onto other computers in safer locations. Therefore, in event of a nuclear war, America’s command-and-control system will survive intact to deliver a precision counterstrike with its remaining arsenal.

Called to Kuala Lumpur
After much of Plant 4, with all its components, came under cloud protection, Wood was transferred to Kuala Lumpur and Beijing following an IBM contract signing with Freescale Semicondutor.
The Austin-headquartered firm, a spinoff of Motorola, is heavily dependent on Asian programmers, with their excellent design skills, mathematical prowess, lower salaries and persistence at quality control. This is why the world’s smallest MCUs were designed and perfected at the Freescale plant in Petaling Jaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
The creation of the KL series prompted top defense-technology experts to assign watchdogs over Freescale’s Asian operations. In November 2013, Joanne Maguire with Lockheed was appointed to the Freescale board of directors. Her career record shows her to be a veteran defense-tech executive as vice president of Lockheed, a member of the national Defense Technology commission, and a director of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, a cutting-edge weapons research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
At the same moment, Phil Wood was appointed as fulltime technology manager with IBM Malaysia. For the first time in his career, he was given the executive privilege of having a public life and personal freedom, which was disclosed mainly through his courtship of Beijing-based Sarah Bajc. Besides their late-life romance, the couple “covered the bases” of high-tech security, he in the defense-related sector and she in the civilian corporate economy. A wedding could only increase their professional synergy. Their pre-nuptial plan was to set up house in Kuala Lumpur. Instead, their relationship proved to be tragic, cut short by an Israeli special forces team on Diego Garcia.

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MH370 Revisited Part 1: Malaysians Defy Zionist Disinformation

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By Yoichi Shimatsu
World Exclusive to Rense
4-13-14

 KUALA LUMPUR – At a closed-door seminar on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, veteran police commanders and retired military officers said that erroneous media reports and bizarre blogger theories are aimed at debunking the logical conclusion that the jetliner was hijacked. Trivialized speculation and futile searching have presented a mid-sea crash as the only possible scenario and a given fact without a shred of evidence.
Meanwhile the country’s largest ad agency is pushing a cynical publicity campaign to persuade families and friends to give up the search for their loved ones. Across the capital Kuala Lumpur, gigantic billboards and electronic signs are posted with “condolences” and “mourning” for those aboard MH370, asserting without an iota of proof that the passengers are dead. The shadowy ad firm Ganad behind this cruel hoax is hardly a moral standard bearer, after admitting to unreported business contracts and bribery in a court of law last year.
Who could be behind this campaign to demoralize the Malaysian public? A veteran Malaysian police detective at the seminar said that psychological-warfare tactics are being orchestrated from the Mossad station in neighboring Singapore, a stronghold of Zionist influence since the colonial era. The SingaIsraeli cover-up has backfired, however, as millions of skeptical Malaysians filter fact from corporate media lies and hold on to the possibility that someday, somehow the hostages will be freed from captivity.

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Emerging Consensus Points to Israel as Perpetrator

The consensus among the gathering, which included veteran police and military officers who have insider access to government information, includes:
– The last radar detection of MH370, picked up by an airport at Surathani, Thailand, showed the jetliner moving due west between Penang and Lankawi island, past 2 a.m. when radar at the local international airports had already closed. The plane was not following a southerly arc toward Australia as erroneously suggested by European aircraft experts cited in the mass media.
– Eyewitness accounts of a low-flying jetliner over the Maldives are bona fide and consistent with other evidence showing the jetliner was forced to land on nearby Diego Garcia island, a US military facility in the British-controlled Chagos Islands group, where a large contingent of Israeli Defense Force personnel are stationed.
– The early-on claim that two Iranian terrorists were aboard was a red herring planted by the Mossad. The European passports in their possession were stolen in Thailand and their air tickets were purchased over the phone, suggesting a frame-up by Israeli spies, who operate out of the Chabad Houses in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. The false terror scare was a ruse to convince the US military to permit MH370 to land at Diego Garcia.
– Before departure from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) the pilot ordered extra aircraft fuel, indicating a plan to fly the jetliner after transiting at Diego Garcia. With full fuel tanks, a Boeing 777 can easily reach Israel.

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The map of southern tip of Diego Garcia shows where the MH370 passengers were detained, at an abandoned NSA complex at the top of the map, recently used as a prison for rendition suspects. Formerly called the Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance center, it was used by the NSA to track and process data from spy satellites. Its functions have been replaced by USAF-NSA orbital platforms. The demolished satellite dish park is shown below the NSA complex.
 
The Unknown Soldiers
On March 18, some 10 days after the hijack, American passenger Philip Wood managed to send an i-Phone message, consisting of a dark “selfie” photo of his hooded head. His voice message was probably received, transcribed and edited into a standard SOS text by his fiance Sarah Bajc, a business executive in Beijing with intelligence connections. His message reads:
“I have been held hostage by unknown military personnel after my flight was hijacked (blindfolded). I work for IBM and I have managed to hide my cellphone in my ass during the hijack. I have been separated from the other passengers and I am in a cell. My name is Philip Wood. I think I have been drugged as well and cannot think clearly.”
The key words here are “unknown military”. A trained security expert, Wood would have detected British, Australian or Turkish accents among the hostage takers. The only other military contingent on Diego Garcia, second only to Americans in numbers of personnel, are the Israelis. Dressed in unmarked uniforms, the Israels would speak in English with a variety of accents and therefore fit his description of an “unknown military.”
Wood was unaware of his location. GPS data from his i-Phone phone indicate that the passengers were held in the southeast sector of the ring-shaped atoll at an abandoned NSA facility. Formerly known as the Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance center, the fenced site with several structures has been used for extraordinary renditions in the war on terror, as attested to in a 2009 lawsuit in a London court by two Egyptian prisoners secretly detained there, as reported by The Guardian.
As shown in the Egyptian suspects’ court testimony against the British military, allied forces have had free rein to run their own operations on Diego Garcia without interference from the US military. Therefore, it was possible for the Israelis to remain in control of the Flight 370 passengers and crew at the remote NSA facility, after turning over the two Iranians to American interrogators.
Wood’s role as the security expert for the Freescale Semiconductor team aboard MH370 would have prompted the Israel team to separate him from other passengers for solitary confinement. He was taken the switching facility for an abandoned array of satellite dishes, which appear as circles on the ground, south of the NSA compound.
The Israeli commandos isolated Wood because, as the team security expert, he was the only person who knew how to organize the computer programmers and other passengers to refuse to disclose their names and job titles to their captors. By hiding or exchanging their passports, and refusing any cooperation, the passengers could prevent the hijackers from completing their mission of identifying the Freesoft staffers and taking them on a smaller military aircraft to Israel. Wood’s task, in contrast, was to protect the data, so vital to American national security, whatever the sacrifice.
By March 24, Sarah Bajc’s on camera interviews with CNN and BBC bureaus in Beijing, and her pleas to the US Embassy, spurred the State Department and CIA officials to launch an inquiry as to why an American security expert was being held by a foreign military. Once investigators examined the GPS data sent with the i-Phone photo, American intelligence officials realized to their dismay that MH370 was parked on the US military base in Diego Garcia.
That shocking discovery caused the American officers at Diego Garcia to order the Israelis to remove the plane and its passengers from their jurisdiction. Since a return to Kuala Lumpur would have caused an uproar, the only acceptable destination was a Royal Australian Air Force base in the Outback, north of Perth. RAAF Base Pearce at Bullsbrook is a joint-use base with the Singapore Air Force, putting it under de facto control of the Israel Air and Space Wing, which organized the MH370 hijacking.
By hiding the plane in Western Australia, the military allies could to buy time to resolve the diplomatically embarrassing crisis. The plane never reached that holding center.

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IBM security expert Philip Wood was kept in solitary confinement at this power switching station after “unknown military personnel” separated him from other passengers. The circles are foundations of dismantled satellite dishes and microwave-relay towers used by the NSA satellite-tracking station. From this site, he managed to send an SOS message from an i-Phone that he had hidden in his underpants.


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MH370 search: Boeing has patent for autopilot tech Remote Control

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Leading Seaman Aircrewman Daniel Colbert operating the Sensor Operator console on HMAS Toowoomba’s S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, Tiger 75, during the search for missing Malaysia Airways Flight MH370.

By Sira Habibu, The Star Asia news network – 12 April 2014

PETALING JAYA – When it was first speculated that Flight MH370 could have been hijacked via remote control access, many dismissed it as far-fetched science fiction.

But the technology to navigate planes, ships, trains, buses and other vehicles by remote control has been around for about a decade.

The Boeing Company, the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft, has the technology.

It owns a patent for a system that enables remote controlling of its aircraft to counter hijacking attempts.

Boeing applied for the patent for an “uninterruptible autopilot control system” about 11 years ago, and was awarded it in 2006.

The system can be activated when the security of onboard controls are jeopardised.

“The method and systems of the present invention provide techniques for automatically navigating, flying and landing an air vehicle,” states the report for the US patent number US7142971B2.

Once activated, an aircraft could be automatically navigated, flown and made to land without input from anyone on board.

“Any onboard capability to supercede the automatic control system may be disabled by disconnecting the onboard controls,” states the report.

Power is provided to the automatic control system “from an alternative power control element that is inaccessible (to anyone on board the vehicle)”.

According to the patent report, control commands could be received from a remote location and/or from predetermined control commands stored on board the plane.

Boeing applied for the patent on Feb 19, 2003, barely two years after the Sept 11 attack in which hijacked planes rammed into the World Trade Centre, reducing the gigantic buildings into rubble.

Eric D. Brown, Douglas C. Cameron, Krish R. Krothapalli, Walter von Klein Jr and Todd M. William invented the system for Boeing. The patent was awarded three years later on Nov 28, 2006.

When the automatic control system is activated, no one on board the aircraft would be capable of controlling its flight.

The patent report also states that a signal might be transmitted to at least one remote location from the plane to indicate that the uninterruptible autopilot mode of the air vehicle has been engaged.

The system includes a dedicated communication link between the aircraft and a remote location, distinct from any communication link established for other types of communication.

According to an independent analyst James Corbett, the US Federal Aviation Administration had reported on the Federal Registrar last November that the Boeing 777-200, -300 and -300ER aircraft were equipped with an electronics security system to check unauthorised internal access.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Remote Control Hijacking Technology is Public Knowledge for at Least 15 Years

The fact that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was taken over remote-controlled by rogue U.S.-government / U.S. military elements continues to be dismissed by a growing number of people and media outlets – because a person would actually have to be on board to hijack any plane – even though that technology is proven to have been developed and therefore exists.

MARCH 17, 2014

Field McConnell’s (Abel Danger) Interview About Boeing’s Uninterruptible Autopilot System

It was announced in 2007 that by 2009 all commercial jets from Boeing would have this UAS installed, that’s already 5 years ago.

Again, that AWACS, even a remote-controlled version (AEW UAV), is perfectly capable of assisting in the remote-controlled takeover of any commercial jet by jamming radars and satellites is not a wild guess, its one of its standard applications. This is already known for many years, even by folks not affiliated with the military. It’s even been published numerous times in specialized publications. Even if you never read any of those you can still find this information in mainstream outlets online. The information is so common that it was already published for the public in at least 1986.

Herebelow is the chronology of the announcement of the BUAP: Boeing Uninterruptible Auto Pilot, which allows remote controlled take over of any commercial airplane equipped with this system. Boeing already confirmed in 2007 that all its jets were to be fitted with this system. Note that Airbus has a similar equipment on all its jets.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2001

“Bush Announces New Airline Security Measures:

…The president said new security measures would also dramatically increase the number of plainclothes federal marshals on airplanes, give $500 million to developing enhanced cockpit security and enable air traffic controllers to take over a distressed aircraft and land it by remote control.” – PBS

APRIL 1999

Airborne Early Warning Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

“Several strengths and weakness exist for the AEW UAV concept. The first strength involves cost. UAVs with only the “gather data” and “transmit data” elements (see Figure 2) would be relatively more inexpensive than the AWACS system—even though many would be needed since each would be relatively smaller/lighter and would probably lack the power needed to extend radar range as far as the traditional platform. Second, either Sub-concept 1 or 2 could 27 provide extended coverage by extending the AEW platforms’ orbit areas across the FEBA without placing an extremely expensive platform with a large crew in jeopardy. Third, with Sub-concept 2 (the hive principle), the sensor element of the high value asset becomes dispersed, which makes knocking out the “data gathering” function harder to achieve. On the other hand, there are weaknesses. The more capabilities added to the AEW UAV, the larger and more costly the platform becomes (Examples of additional capabilities are: ESM, remotely-controlled maintenance/optimization of mission systems, remote piloting capability, and extended range/endurance/altitude).” – AU/ACSC

DECEMBER 4, 2006

“Boeing Wins Patent on Uninterruptible Autopilot System

Boeing is, of course, not the first autopilot technology in existence, but this one has been designed with counterterrorism first and foremost in mind. Not only is it ‘uninterruptible’ — so that even a tortured pilot cannot turn it off — but it can be activated remotely via radio or satellite by government agencies.” – HSNW

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