Monday, March 18, 2013

Vehicle Identification Requested


I received a message from WyoThreeper asking if anyone could help identify this vehicle and what its purpose is.

He was sent the photo with the following info:
"It was being followed by a GMC Yukon with some radio equipment on the roof."

A young guy got out of the SUV, I asked him what the radio stuff was. He said, "The hell if I know, I just drive the damn thing."


The guy was in a blue camo uniform too.

Spotted in Callaway MD, about 15 miles from Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Looks like a modified roach coach to me, but what do I know?

If you have any info, post it here.

Thanks.

19 comments:

  1. Cousin Eddie "That there Clark is an R.V.".

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  2. We need better SALUTE reports, people. License plate? Unit bumper stencil?

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  3. Thats the new Wonder bread truck

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  4. Here in AZ we have had rash of sky blue Yukon type vehicles running in groups of three. Darkened windows, bristling antennas satellite ops. No identifiers on the vehicles and no plates other than paper ones lacking clear identifiers. Interestingly, those that you can see driving are young studs in their late 20's; some sporting barbed wire tats.

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  5. Grey truck and blue cammies would be US Navy, plus close to NAS Patuxent, US Navy!
    They also fly big white commercial airliners w/ NO MARKINGS, until you're 100 yds away, then very small black aircraft ID numbers are visible. This could be ground tracking vehicle for aircraft relay?

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  6. Could it be a mobile backscatter scanner?

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  7. I think I can see stabilisers underneath as if to elevate it off the ground. I'm going with non-descript SIGINT vehicle. In future, pictures need to be closer, plates need to be recorded and pictures of the roof would also be very beneficial.

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  8. It's a command post veh. Whether it is being used as a relay station or tracking station is debatable, but the lights on the side (small white lenses below the roof line), the door on the side, the covers on the roof for air conditioning (keep electronics cool), all say command vehicle. Google search will give you similar views. Given the proximity to a USN base and the color as Anon 12:36 said, it's probably Navy, but veh. of this type can be found in lots of places.



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  9. I've seen one just like it parked right right on the side of Cedar Point Road next to a couple of temp trailer like buildings at NAS Patuxent a couple of times. IIRC there was no sign denoting what activity they belonged to.

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  10. Droneboy:

    The vehicles that I mentioned were going south and north from and to Flagstaff. This was about October.

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  11. Looks like the rigs the FAA used for checking the NAVAIDS when I worked for 'em. Would tie in with the NAS, and the driver in Navy cammies

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    1. Yup. I used to fly out of Pax, and this is nothing Orwellian. This has to do with flight test support, navaids, whatever. And it makes sense that the guy driving would not have a clue.

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  12. FEMA MRV (multi-radio van). Used to supply comm support after a disaster or civil unrest occurs.

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  13. This is the original version. The newer ones are bigger.

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  14. Command Vehicle, been in a few of 'em, different color but still has all the trimmings. Look at most large PD's and they'll be one of these sitting in the lot.

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  15. Notice the weight that it is carrying-weapons/ammo/? is that heavy. Two doors. Seperate compartments.

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    1. Seriously over loaded. I bet it scrapes the back bumper and drives squirrely as hell.

      mobius

      MOLON LABE

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  16. There's a temporary air traffic control tower parked under the main tower at kansas city. tractor trailer, white with blue trim

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