My discovery of the US Navy’s 3 plans for 2015 (Growler supersonic jet-EMF war games; hundreds more sonobuoys to imitate submarine warfare; and a new Port Angeles marina for Trident nuclear sub escorts) came about in my efforts to discover the source(s) of the “booms” or “rumbles” we hear just about every Thursday morning, which shakes foundations and then rattles windows with a concussive energy wave.
A recent letter to the editor in the Sooke News Mirror suggested the source is a company called Pacific Aerospace. I decided to investigate. As the writer didn’t explain how she knew this, and didn’t seem much bothered by the effects of what they’re doing, I decided to look further into this.
Here is what I know so far: Pacific Aerospace & Electronics is based out of Wenatchee, Washington, with another operation at 2249 Diamond Point Road, Sequim, Washington, 98382-8663, USA, tel: 360/683-4167.
A few years ago, PA&E was acquired by French defense contractor Souriau Group, which was then bought by American corporation Esterline in 2011.
From the wikipedia website (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esterline, extracted March 18, 2015):
“Esterline continued its acquisition push into the defense and aerospace industries throughout the 2000s. In 2002, the company acquired the BAE Systems’ North American electronic warfare countermeasures business. The deal consisted of two facilities, which manufactured anti-radar chaff and aircraft-dispensable flares designed to thwart infrared homing missiles. The company purchased Leach International in 2004 for $145 million. Esterline had been attempting to acquire Leach since 1994 and the deal was Esterline’s largest acquisition at the time. Leach was a manufacturer of controls and analytical instruments for aerospace and medical diagnostics.
“Esterline acquired Darchem Holdings, a British manufacturer of thermally engineered aerospace and defense products including ducting systems and heat shields, in 2005. In 2006, Esterline purchased Wallop Defence, a British manufacturer of electronic warfare countermeasures, including flares. The company then acquired CMC Electronics, a Canadian aerospace and defense avionics manufacturer in 2007 for $335 million (USD).
“Esterline continued its expansion into the military communications and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) markets with its purchase of Eclipse Electronic Systems, a manufacturer of signal and communication intelligence hardware for aerospace applications in 2011. Later that year, Esterline acquired the Souriau Group, a French aerospace and defense connector company, for $715 million.”
Two types of manufacturing in Sequim are called Explosive Bonding and Explosive Welding. The enormous force of the explosions join two different metals together without leaking seal seams. It’s likely these are the source. The letter writer (Shannon Moneo, Sooke) wrote she spoke with the Sequim office:
“They bury the metals, 500 lbs. of explosives, detonate them and the gigantic blast and ensuing heat weld two metals that couldn’t be combined any other way. Some of the metal is used for rocket nozzles which is an indication of how high the heat is.”
I hope this information will encourage you to contact this company, and your MPs and MLAs as well. If this is indeed the source, I hope it will be easier to determine what Canadian laws and agreements protect us from the US government, military, and what really can only be described as its military-industrial complex, in this case, Esterline Souriau Pacific Aerospace & Electronics.
Thank you for taking an interest in the seemingly never-ending preparations for war by our southern neighbours.
Esquimalt–Juan de Fuca, British Columbia
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