Weaponised Skies: How Chemically-Enhanced Military Jet Trails Disrupt Signals

In the mid-1990s, many Western countries began to notice unusual, persistent and spreading condensation trails generated by high-altitude jets.

By the late-2000s, the phenomenon was observed by millions of people and became known colloquially as “chemtrails”, with many people believing that a significant percentage of each trail consists of deliberately-released chemicals.


But what is really going on?
Dr. T.J. Coles examines military sources and public records to uncover how the ‘chemtrail’ debate may indeed be a psyop cover for larger operations.
Exclusive piece for TOTT News.
A deeper rabbit hole? Photo: FLE

Scientists and media cite persistent, spreading contrails (“contrail-cirrus”) as the normal by-product of stratospheric aviation.

Cirrus, as they are known, are feather-like ice clouds that typically form between 6,000 km and 15,000 km (or 19.6k-49k feet). Contrail-cirrus consist primarily of ice.

They are typically triggered in the stratosphere (10-50 km or 32k-160k ft) when water droplets form on the soot and exhaust from high-altitude jets (nucleation) and when the atmosphere is supersaturated with ice crystals. 

As we shall see, military experiments have attempted to generate contrail-cirrus in non-supersaturated conditions, making them hard to distinguish from non-military contrail-cirrus and natural cirrus.


It is helpful to distinguish common weather modification techniques from military contrail-cirrus creation. Weather modification with cloud seeding dates back nearly a century, and is a common occurrence.

This is different from so-called chemtrails, because it is mostly conducted in public and does not usually involve making cirrus clouds from jet contrails.

Rather, most deliberate and open weather modification involves light aircraft, not high-altitude jets, releasing chemicals such as silver iodide and dry ice. 

Public debate is polarised over trails.

Half of those who notice trails think that persistent, spreading trails are normal and mainly consist of ice (contrails). The other half thinks that trails cannot persist and spread without significant volumes of chemical additives (chemtrails). 

This debate continues even to this day. But could it all be part of the agenda?

The polarisation of public opinion has benefited US military operatives.

As we shall see, since the 1990s, they have experimented with chemical-based contrail-cirrus by generating them among normally-occurring contrail-cirrus.

But for what purpose? 


After the Cold War, the US military sought to dominate the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum, which carries the information necessary for warfighting (e.g., encrypted messages) and the US-led global economy (e.g., WiFi).

But because EM waves pass through clouds and are affected by weather, the military’s EM operations cannot be separated from weather modification.

When the military chooses to disrupt an enemy’s communications system, one option is to generate chemically-stimulated contrail-cirrus over the desired area.

Infrared (IR) is an important part of both contrails-cirrus and military communications. IR is a spectrum of heat and light invisible to the human eye and used by militaries for surveillance.

Unlike civilian cloud seeding, the production of chemical clouds (e.g., barium) was typically a military operation and previously confined to the ionosphere, which is a layer above the stratosphere.

The Soviets, however, demonstrated an ability to generate infrared-defeating clouds, effectively denying overhead surveillance.”

After the Cold War, the US military’s SPACECAST 2020 think-tank suggested reviving Soviet chemical cloud technologies for space operations. 

Satellites (point B) receive information from ground sources (point A) and relay them to other ground stations (point C). If a chemical cloud can be generated in the stratosphere, it can (depending on the atmospheric conditions) passively disrupt the satellite’s function. 

Websites like Wikipedia and Metabunk point to the “fictional representations” disclaimer on  a 1996 US Air Force document that advocates for a particular military doctrine called “owning the weather” (OTW).

But the document in question may have been promoted as part of a military disinformation campaign precisely because it includes the phrase “fictional representations” and can therefore be dismissed as a ‘concept paper’. 

However, OTW concepts can be found going back for decades.


In the real world, references to OTW can be traced to at least as early as 1994 when the US Army Research Laboratory’s Battlefield Atmospherics Conference included a presentation by military meteorologists, Richard Szymber and the team.

OTW, the authors argued, would be financially justified because of its use in times of peace as well as war. 

OTW envisaged building an infrastructure of sensors, weather satellites, mobile stations, and software that could be integrated across US military forces.

In terms of using weather (i.e., modified contrails as we shall see), OTW includes “elements of concealment and surprise, by predicting weather conditions and their effects along planned flight paths and loading zones.

According to the SPACECAST 2020, “desired end state[s]” include “creat[ing] a weather pattern that obscures your military movement from the enemy,” specifically with “solid, low overcasts.”

In terms of communications disruption, technology could: artificially induce ionospheric storms to black-out [High Frequency] communications.

Others can “modify refractive indices enough to influence radar or radio transmission.

It is here we begin to see the larger picture behind weather operations.


In 1995, Szymber and Army meteorologist Dr. Mary Ann Seagraves wrote:

“The Army Research Laboratory is working with the Army Corp of Engineers to introduce realistic environmental elements such as haze, fog, precipitation, and battlefield obscurants into such scenes for the Battle Labs.”

In the same year, the Battlefield Atmospherics Conference was hosted by the Army Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory. According to the proceedings:

“Operational forces can train at ‘home-base’ locations using real-world command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C41) systems while models, running at distributed sites, provide common synthetic environments that can replicate real-world events.

The Executive Agency’s remit included: “The temporal and spatial state of the atmosphere” from the ground to the surface of the Sun.

These state conditions include parameters such as pressure, temperature, density, wind velocity, moisture, cloud cover, and effects/impacts (natural and man-made) such as electro-optical weapons lock-on-range, battlefield obscurant concentration/distribution, satellite drag, etc.”

In the same year, the Air Force Phillips Laboratory published the proceedings of its cloud physics conference. Chapter Six is dedicated to contrails and cirrus clouds. One of the scientists was Dr. Arnold A. Barnes of the Phillips Lab’s Geophysics Directorate.

Barnes, a former Air Weather Service forecaster, wrote that “[c]ontrails are an operational nuisance.” Spreading and persisting trails “make surveillance from high flying aircraft, UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] and satellites difficult, if not impossible.”

Sub-visual cirrus clouds reduce the detection range of Infrared Search and Track and the range of the US’s Airborne Laser. A possible solution was removal of “excess water vapor forecast for the upper tropopause.” 

The Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) is a multi-satellite constellation designed to conduct regional surveillance. Corporate contributors noted that SBIRS is undermined by contrails.

“Clouds present a persistent and unpredictable source of clutter which can be the main degradation in the target detection process.”


Carbon black dust is soot. Because it is dark, soot—particularly the carbon nanotube—absorbs heat. Because the particles are small they can act as chemical additives to afterburner jets to stimulate contrail growth.

An undated proposal by the Air Force Phillips Lab’s Geophysics Directorate, entitled “Weather Modification Using Carbon Black,” sought capabilities including: “increase cirrus cloud cover.”

Chemically-stimulated cirrus clouds could “[d]eny visual satellite or high altitude reconnaissance” and “[d]ecrease light level for nighttime operations.”

The notorious Project Popeye (1967-72) was a US military weather modification programme over Vietnam by the US. The document reveals that carbon black dust was used.

The cited “risks” associated with using chemical additives include “[c]reation of submicron particles,” which are hazardous for human health. The document hoped to have tests completed by the year 2001.

Dr. Barnes later confirmed that his team tested the technology for making holes in clouds: “Research conducted at Hanscom Field, Massachusetts blackened the inside of our C-47 before the dispersal technique was perfected.”

Note the admission: “dispersal.”


The evidence presented here confirms that elements of the US military wanted to field-test and make operational contrails modified by chemical additives.

The US works with allies all over the world. It is not clear if other countries have OTW programmes or whether US, or related forces or contractors, are experimenting in foreign airspaces.

America’s enemy China, for instance, has a military weather modification programme, but no government has admitted using modified contrail-cirrus for weather, climate, or electromagnetic operations. 

Information dominance through electromagnetic manipulation and weather control are indistinguishable because the clouds that disturb military and civilian communications also affect temperature, sunlight, and precipitation.

The debate around “chemtrails” is as toxic as the chemicals in use.

Divisions between those who see no conspiracy and those who claim that every trail is a chemtrail only serve the military’s agenda.

There is a much bigger picture going on here.

Dr. T.J. Coles is the author of several books, including — The War on You
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9 comments on “Weaponised Skies: How Chemically-Enhanced Military Jet Trails Disrupt Signals”

  1. Let’s see, Coal Fly ash, Radioactive Barium, Aerosoled Alumina – Which can be Remote Çharged’ via 4/5G,Ionised NanoTech particles, Safe as Houses! & a lot of these ÇON’ Trails, AIN’T deployed thru the ‘Turbines’, unless THE ‘Deployment Platform’, SORRY, Civil Aircraft, has got Dummy Engines, and the ‘Real turbines are ‘mini units’ mounted directly to the fuselage, or Wing tips, disguised as ‘Nozzles. Sorry! I should have gone to Spec savers! Mmm Weather. a taste of DARPA – H.A.A.R.P” maybe!

  2. I remember learning all about weather manipulation in the 90’s. This was done by HAARP. The title of the presentation and documentation was “Angels don’t play this HAARP”. It is indeed real and has been used by the military for decades now.

    There is proof that last major Typhoon, Yolanda that hit the Philippines in 2013,was caused by HAARP. The sound and Satellite image of HAARP was clearly and distinctly heard and seen a few days prior to the formation of Typhoon Yolanda.


    The use of HAARP for weather control and manipulation has been well-known and even admitted by who else but DARPA, for decades. As I previously stated in one of my comments, there is nothing that DARP does that is in the interest of humanity. On the very contrary. Here is their own admission. They own the patent for Weather manipulation

    “The technology is covered under US Patent 4,686,605 on the “Method and Apparatus for Altering a Region in the Earth’s Atmosphere, Ionosphere, and/or Magnetosphere.”


    A terrible contest is before us. We are nearing the battle of the great day of God Almighty. That which has been held in control is to be let loose. The angel of mercy is folding its wings, preparing to step down from the golden throne and leave the world to the control of Satan, the king it has chosen, a murderer and a destroyer from the beginning.

    The principalities and powers of earth are in bitter revolt against the God of heaven. They are filled with hatred against all who serve Him, and soon, very soon, is to be fought the last great battle between good and evil. The earth is to be the battlefield—the scene of the final contest and the final victory. Here, where for so long Satan has led men against God, rebellion is to be forever suppressed.

    1. Hi LEGITAN07 that’s the second time I can recall a comment of yours has popped up time stamped in the past that wasn’t there previously. I find this curious… this has also occurred with Ethan responding to comments although the delay was a month. Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon occurring? I now write comments not knowing if anyone else reads them unless someone responds to something in a comment. So LEGITAN07 if this comment makes it into the spider web, I agree.

      1. Hi Gareth, I am not sure why it became timestamped in the past. It is indeed very curious and I just noticed that too. At least it made it and was not censored.

  3. Contrails vs chemtrails there is no debate for those who understand MK and live in reality outside of the matrix. The micronised toxins have a direct affect on the mind crossing the blood brain barrier. We are seeing the generational consequences of this silent weapon with the masses of brain dead retards so easily influenced and manipulated. Chemtrails are one part of a long running plan of total control and enslavement. Weaponising the sky is a side gig. Just as HARRP and EMF are used as part of the weather manipulation system (their side gig) they are used to manipulate the minds of the masses.
    There is no debate just never ending psyops perpetrated by the masters through their meat muppets.

    1. Gareth, I think you are right. It was also very interesting that Dr. Coles mentioned “the US Airborne Laser”, which brought to mind all the Youtube videos showing that the California “wildfires” appeared to result from airborne lasers, “DEW Directed Energy Weapons”: houses incinerated to the foundations, vehicles turned into pools of molten metal, while green leafy trees were still standing all around them.

      The same type of damage appeared in the Australian “bushfires”, which also conveniently cleared the very areas planned for the High Speed Railways, as many others have pointed out, and most of the Blue Mountains, where the highest concentrations of “yowies” have been reported.

      1. Hi PROTESTANT I agree misinformation and disinformation psyops are at best laughable when it comes to the main stream narratives pushed to the retarded masses.
        When the technology is openly used and the retarded masses see it with their own eyes I wonder if they will be so mind f@cked that it just won’t compute.

        1. I think that it seems to be way too late for a lot of the masses Gareth. They have swallowed everything hook line and sinker. The Globalists are now reeling it in, ecstatic with the catch of a life time. Sad indeed! The spell has been cast and their mind is already under control. Not surprising since this is a battle for the mind!

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