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This maybe a stupid question but ive been wondering this for a couple days. What type of system is used to track Military Jets i know some use ADSB/Mode S and i have been seeing some of them on my usb dongle but what about the fighter jets and such?
 

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This maybe a stupid question but ive been wondering this for a couple days. What type of system is used to track Military Jets i know some use ADSB/Mode S and i have been seeing some of them on my usb dongle but what about the fighter jets and such?
fighter jets are generally not visible through ADSB programs. you can sometimes see them if they are squawking via a mode c transponder, but no identifying information is there.
 

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This maybe a stupid question but ive been wondering this for a couple days. What type of system is used to track Military Jets i know some use ADSB/Mode S and i have been seeing some of them on my usb dongle but what about the fighter jets and such?
Fighter jets? The military tracks them with radar. Set up your own radar equipment in the backyard. There was something in QST a while back..
 

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so is there a program to decode mode-c? even if it want show data it would still be cool to see whats bear as far as military
 

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so is there a program to decode mode-c? even if it want show data it would still be cool to see whats bear as far as military
There are programs that decode the mode c but it will only show squawk codes. Planeplotter is one program.

Intercept aircraft squawk 7777
 
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