Can anybody please tell me, why planefinder.net started to filter out certain military assets meanwhile?They can of course turn all this off when they need too.
I'm surprised about the fact that some countries ask to be quite aboute tracking of military aircraft . Why m'i surprised . Because Modes S-ADSB is ICAO requirement and not classified even for a military aircraft. The fact that you track a fighter is not classified but the fact that you can link-up the calsign with a tactical action is in this case classified. BUT if a military aircraft display via Modes S-ADSB ( ex : Air Force One or Government Flight) this is not a classification becaus it is from ADSB ICAO reqirment. Now i can epalaine you something ( i'm myself working in air defnse station in Belgian Aie Force) . All our military aircraft use Mode s ADSB , and normaly are available to be detected by your system and dispalyed . Why ? Becaus as soon an aircraft is under ATC ( i pecise ATC) he have to stick to the ICAO rules and , his flight has to be considered as not Classified ? BUT when the fghters are entering into Military airspace like TSA as from this moment he is not more under ICAO rules but local National Military rules an then he stop Swaking Mode S .... and the result is seen on the screen , that fighter fade out . This why i cant understand that some countris ask you to filter military traffic.......???? Security problem occurs when you link VR data and radio scanners. Simple sample : If you see 2 belgian F-16 with callsign AL01-Al02 if you have no more info , this only two military jets , if you links that with some Radio spotters data you easely know that Al01 is use for QRA and if you monitor frequency you can make déduction this is a scramble . All those additional info linked with VR picture and shown of social network is outlaw .Hello Ronger,
I confirm that we are are based in the UK and that we are not aware of any laws in place that would prevent us displaying military assets.
Having said that we are in regular contact with UK and European authorities, as well as the FAA, and understand that they do expect us to behave responsibly.
We have therefore made the choice to apply a code of conduct which we believe delivers a responsible form of aircraft tracking.