'Sheen' Used for Libya Psy-Ops
Actor's name used as flight call sign
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2011 6:21 AM CDT
This Air Force EC-130 has been adapted to broadcast psychological operations messages to the enemy.   (Wikipedia)

(Newser) – Charlie Sheen won't likely bring his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour to Libya, but military flights bearing his name are doing a tour of their own. A Dutch radio buff monitoring and tweeting military communications has discovered that Libya flights by an Air Force cargo plane configured to broadcast psy-ops message have been going by the call sign "Sheen," Gawker reports. The EC-130 aircraft has been warning Libyan ships to remain in port or risk retaliation from coalition aircraft, Wired notes. Radar surveillance flights, meanwhile, have been given "Cylon" call signs—the name of the warlike cyborgs from Battlestar Galactica.

 

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