The Canadian Air Force has been known to partake in undemocratic patterns of opaque usage of secretive military ED-R 401 MVPA NE. A few months back, we tried to get in touch with the Canadians, requesting information as to why Canada deems usage of airspace ok (or even necessary that was previously (post the 1989 fall of the Wall) a de-militarized area and rather known for its natural beauty and tranquility. We received an automatic reply from the Canadian Air Force, constructed of meaningless and probably automated phrasing. When we requested further explanation, no reply was given any more. Our original request was in regard to the Canadian Air Discovery Service´s SkyHawk planes that are seen and heard regularly in ED-R 401 MVPA NE.
On 13th May 2020, the Canadian military jet STRIKR1 is being seen flying above Rügen and eastern sectors of ED-R 401 MVPA NE, while in eastern a central sectors (invisible on MODE S MLAT secondary radar due to technical obfuscation activities by Bundeswehr) fighterjets of Bundeswehr continue blanketing the area with military air noise.
ED-R 401 MVPA NE is Europe´s most extreme and most opaque military air warfare training zone of the type Military Variable Profile Area. ED-R 401 MVPA NE is a test trial run for the EU Commission´s Flexible Use of Airspace concept, being part of Single European Sky concept by the EU Commission. The overall goal is an opaque (this is a apparently a paramount integral part of planning, activation and ongoing extension of such a zone, combined with a concerted effort of disinformation and an almost complete context blackout on these matters) maximal extension of military flight activity with paramount „booking rights“ of sectors or airspace that can be virtually anywhere within the EU´s airspace. Thus the military would not be bound by restricted flight zones and could extend military flight noise into remaining pockets of relatively flight-noise-free areas of Europe. ED-R 401 MVPA NE affects millions of EU residents in its footprint.
Attached images: ADSB flight path of STRIKR1 and MLAT visualisation of ongoing military air warfare training above Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state on May 13th 2020. It needs to be pointed out that, at least, STRIKR1 is visible an ADSB aircraft with public flight planning – at least for a fraction of an informed internet-savy public. Bundeswehr doesn´t even turn on MODE S (inferior to ADSB) transponders in many instances when they are flying extreme air warfare patterns over the homes of EU citizens.