Feds to Conduct “Operation Gotham Shield” Simulating 10kt Nuke Detonation over NYC/NJ Next Mon. & Tues.!
Apr 19, 2017
A Joint Operation, code named Gotham Shield is scheduled for Apr. 24 & 25. The premise of this simulated crisis will be the detonation of a 10,000-ton nuclear device in the air over northeastern New Jersey.
The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) caused by the detonation of this device will cause the disabling of most telephone, internet, and other electronic devices in a 20 kilometer radius around the detonation site.
Operation Gotham Shield is a joint exercise with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS), Department of Defense (Dod), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Red Cross in NY & NJ. MARS is headquartered at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and assigned to the Headquarters, United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM).
A military document obtained by SuperStation95 shows the role of Amateur Radio (HAM Radio) operators will be to report — on a county-by-county basis — the status of:
Municipal Water Service
The information about whether such services are “fully operational, rolling outages, partial availability or completely destroyed” will be transmitted to NORAD and to the National Command Authority.
The problem with this “exercise” is that, many times in the past, federal “exercises” have become actual events! A scanned image of the document appears below, click image to enlarge: