military flares



フェニックスの光(英語:Phoenix Lights)は、1997年3月13日にメキシコのソノラ州やアメリカのフェニックスを中心としたアリゾナ州の上空で、夜間に長時間に渡って目撃された謎の複数の光点物体である。多数の住民によるUFO目撃事件としてメディアに取り上げられ、大きな話題を呼んだ。事件後にアメリカ空軍による演習によって発生した光であると公表され、光の正体は照明弾だと説明された。しかし、現在でも照明弾であることを疑う人々が存在する。

英語表記ではPhoenix Lightsの他、the Lights over Phoenixの表記もある。
引用元:フェニックスの光 – Wikipedia

The Phoenix Lights (sometimes called the “Lights over Phoenix”) were a series of widely sighted unidentified flying objects or UFOs observed in the skies over the U.S. states of Arizona, Nevada, and the Mexican state of Sonora on March 13, 1997.[2]

Lights of varying descriptions were seen by thousands of people between 19:30 and 22:30 MST, in a space of about 300 miles (480 km), from the Nevada line, through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson. There were two distinct events involved in the incident: a triangular formation of lights seen to pass over the state, and a series of stationary lights seen in the Phoenix area. The United States Air Force identified the second group of lights as flares dropped by A-10 Warthog aircraft that were on training exercises at the Barry Goldwater Range in southwest Arizona. Witnesses claim to have observed a huge carpenter’s square-shaped UFO, containing five spherical lights or possibly light-emitting engines. Fife Symington,[3] the governor at the time, was one witness to this incident; he later called the object “otherworldly.”[4]

The lights were reported to have reappeared in 2007 and 2008, but these events were quickly attributed to (respectively) military flares dropped by fighter aircraft at Luke Air Force Base[5][6] and flares attached to helium balloons released by a civilian.[7]
引用元:Phoenix Lights – Wikipedia

フレア(英語: Flare)は、目標又は飛行場の照明などを行うために使用する火工品[1]。本項では、赤外線センサを欺瞞するデコイとしての用法について述べる。フレアの使用は、赤外線ホーミング誘導ミサイルから航空機を防護する重要な手段となる[2]。
引用元:フレア (兵器) – Wikipedia