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RADCAT is a revitalized special project now being conducted jointly by NICAP & Project 1947 with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of RADCAT, Martin Shough, to create a comprehensive listing of radar cases with detailed documentation from all previous catalogues, including UFOCAT and original RADCAT.

Object Tracked on Royal Navy RADAR & SONAR
Feb. 28, 1963
Artic Ocean

Fran Ridge:
Feb. 28 (?), 1963; Artic Ocean
3:15 a.m. The lead for this interesting case came from papers suppiled by Jan Aldrich. The report by Walter webb had been published by MUFON in 1984 and the article from that MUJ is provided below, thanks to Jean Waskiewicz. It involved the contingent of the Royal Navy's North Atlantic Fleet which had been participating in excercises off Norway for about three days. Briefly, the incident occurred at 3:15 AM somewhere in the Artic Ocean, between Spitzbergen Island and Norway (30-50 miles off the Norway coast). The object was tracked on the ship's radar at 35,000' and then by sonar after it entered the water and was tracked at 50' below the surface and continued into deep water at a range of 20,000 yards. The radar signature indicated it was 100' to 120' in diameteer. Object was also tracked by other ships and the order was issued for the fleet to execute an evasive "Z" pattern maneuver. Jets were scrambled. The duration was at least 15-20 minutes and the incident included maneuvering. No visuals were made.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/630228articocean_rep.htm (MUFON Article)

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